koel

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koel

(ˈkəʊəl)
n
(Animals) any of several parasitic cuckoos of the genus Eudynamys, esp E. scolopacea, of S and SE Asia and Australia
[C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit kokila]
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There are two birds that seem to be deeply ingrained in Indian culture the peacock and the koel (Indian cuckoo zoological name Eudynamys scolocea).
However, least observed species in 2001 to 2002 were Circus aeruginosus, Haliaeetus leucoryphus, Buteo buteo, Aquila rapax, Perdix perdix, Falco babylonicus, Gallinula chloropus, Gallinago gallinago, Eudynamys scolopacea, Saxicola caprata, Lanius vittatus, Falco concolor, Sylvia deserti and Lanius vittatus only one individual in each (Ali, 2006).
Correspondingly, the least observed bird species during 2008 to 2009 included Anhinga melanogaste, Circus aeruginosus, Accipiter badius, Aquila nipalensis, Falco tinnunculus, Hydrophasianus chirurgus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Charadrius alexandrinus, Calidris minuta, Tringa stagnatilis, Tringa nebularia, Tringa glareola, Sterna acuticauda, Psittacula eupatria, Eudynamys scolopaceus, Athene brama, Alcedo atthis, Dinopium benghalense, Dendrocopos assimilis, Calandrella brachydactyla, Calandrella raytal, Anthus rufulus, Motacilla cinerea, Pycnonotus leucogenys, Phoenicurus ochruros, Saxicola torquatu, Orthotomus sutorius, Sylvia curruca, Cinnyris asiaticus, Oriolus oriolus, Lanius schach and Dendrocitta vagabunda two individuals in each species, respectively (Ali et al.