Who’s Behind Kuredu’s Ko-Ooo Sounds?
The songs of birds are one of the most beautiful sounds in the nature, and Kuredu is proud that quite a few singing bird species have made the island their home.
One of the most vocal ones, boasting a wide range of calls, is the Koel. The male Common Koel is easily identified by its entirely glossy black plumage, tinged with blue and green, and striking red eyes. The female has glossed brown upper parts, heavily spotted with white, and a black crown. The under parts are generally buff cream with numerous fine black bars.
Adults are rather shy and they are heard much more often than seen. But when we do hear them, it’s a loud, ascending ‘ko-ooo’ or ‘ko-eeel’, repeated in definitive intervals, and the female bird has a rhythmic ‘wook-wook-wook’ call.
If you’ve always been wondering which bird is showing off its voice so persistently, you now know who gets the credits.