- Eudynamys orientalis
- Glossy black plumage, tinged with blue and green
- Red eye
- Glossy brown upperparts, heavily spotted with white
- Black crown
- Buff-cream underparts with fine black bars
Juvenile: resembles the adult female, but is more buff and has a dark eye.
Seven subspecies in two groups:
- Oriental Koel
- E. o. orientalis: in southern Molucccas (Buru, Manipa, Kelang, Seram, Ambon, Watubela)
- E. o. picatus: on Kai Islands, Sumba to Timor and Roma
- E. o. rufiventer: on New Guinea
- E. o. hybrida: Long Islands (Crown, Long, and Tolokiwa), between New Guinea and New Britain
- E. o. salvadorii: on the Bismarck Archipelago
- E. o. alberti: on the Solomon Islands
- Australian Koel
Tall forests and suburbs and golf courses.
The diet includes fruit, particularly figs.
It is a brood parasite, laying 1 egg.
It is also colloquially known as the Rainbird or Stormbird in eastern Australia, as its call is supposed to foreshadow rain.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Birds in Backyards
- BirdForum Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Pacific Koel. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Pacific_Koel