The #Asian#Koel ( #Eudynamys#scolopaceus) is a member of the #cuckoo order of #birds, the #Cuculiformes. It is found in South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. It forms a superspecies with the closely related #Black-billed and Pacific Koels which are sometimes treated as subspecies. The #Asian-Koel is a brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of crows and other hosts, who raise its young. They are unusual among the cuckoos in being largely #frugivorous as adults. The name koel is echoic in origin with several language variants. The bird is a widely used symbol in Indian poetry.
The male of the nominate race is glossy bluish-black, with a pale greenish grey bill, the iris is crimson, and it has grey legs and feet. The female of the nominate race is brownish on the crown and has rufous streaks on the head. The back, rump and wing coverts are dark brown with white and buff spots. The underparts are whitish, but is heavily striped. The other subspecies differ in colouration and size.
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A estrela do mar leva, a estrela do mar traz. É só escolher o que quer que vá e o que quer que venha. Mas... Cuidado com o que pede!! ///// The starfish take out or bring what you want. Be careful about your desires.
As I’ve been told multiple times by others, it is always best to always carry your camera wherever you go. In modern day society this so assumed burden has become way easier with the smartphone. Here’s a quick photo I shot over summer on a beach in the Netherlands featuring some seagulls just before sunset. Shot on iPhone 6s with almost nothing special about it 🙃 never forget to always look up