Black-billed koel

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Black-billed koel
Romanticized bird in literature - Asian Koel.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Eudynamys
Species: E. melanorhynchus
Binomial name
Eudynamys melanorhynchus

Eudynamys melanorhyncha

The black-billed koel (Eudynamys melanorhynchus) is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is endemic to forest and woodland on the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Sula, Banggai, Togian and other smaller nearby islands. It has often been considered conspecific with E. scolopaceus, but they are increasingly treated as separate species. Unlike the black-billed koel, all other members of the common koel complex have a pale bill.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eudynamys melanorhynchus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.