When first hatched the koel has a black skin, the crow a pink one.
The koel (Eudynamis honorata) occurs on the Nilgiris and has been shot at Ootacamund.
I have not only heard the koel calling there, but have seen a young koel being fed by crows.
Again, the Indian koel (Eudynamis honorata) certainly migrates.
The koel seems never to make the mistake of depositing its egg among nearly incubated ones.
The koel (Eudynamis honorata) is perhaps the most interesting of our summer visitors.
So much for the voice of the koel, now for a description of the singer.
And, if one may judge from their behaviour, they suspect the koel.
If the koel have time, she destroys one or more of the existing eggs, and will sometimes return later and destroy others.
Crows appear to dislike the cry of the koel quite as much as men do.