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The true koels, Eudynamys, are a genus of cuckoos from Asia, Australia
and the Pacific. They are large sexually dimorphic cuckoos which eat Koel
fruits and insects and have loud distinctive calls. They are brood
parasites, laying their eggs in the nests of other species.

In New Zealand the long-tailed koel is known as the long-tailed cuckoo.
Two other species, the white-crowned koel and the dwarf koel, are also
known as koels but are in their own monotypic genera.

The taxonomy of the common koel complex is difficult and remains a
matter of dispute, with some only recognizing a single species (common
koel, Eudynamys scolopaceus, with melanorhynchus and orientalis as
subspecies), two species (common koel, Eudynamys scolopaceus, with
orientalis as a subspecies, and black-billed koel, Eudynamys
melanorhynchus) or three species (as done below).

Genus Eudynamys – true koels
Asian koel, Eudynamys scolopaceus[1]
Black-billed koel, Eudynamys melanorhynchus[1] Male Asian koel
Pacific koel, Eudynamys orientalis
Australian koel, Eudynamys (orientalis)
Henderson Island koel, Eudynamis cf. taitensis – prehistoric

1. David, N., & Gosselin, M. (2002). The grammatical gender of
avian genera. Bull B.O.C. 122: 257-282.

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title=Koel&oldid=746787787" Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
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Genus: Eudynamys
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