Saturday, March 2, 2019

Bandra birds

asian koel male, bird, cuckoo, peepal tree, bandra east, mumbai, india,

A male Asian koel on the peepal tree outside my balcony.

Ref Wiki: The Asian koel is a large, long-tailed, cuckoo. It 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 male is glossy bluish-black, with a pale greenish grey bill, the iris is crimson, and it has grey legs and feet.


  1. Very nice image of the Asian koel!

  2. Bluish Black!
    What a beautiful colour!

  3. A beautiful bird nicely captured.

  4. Hello, pretty capture of the Asian Koel. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and week ahead. PS, thank also for leaving me a comment.

  5. Nicely photographed.
    Thanks for the information about this bird.

    All the best Jan

  6. What a pretty creature. I'm glad you told us about it, too.