“Taking a walk in the drizzle today, I heard the usual call of the Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea). Looking up, I saw a pair of koels in a bare tree (above). The female koel is on the left.
“It seems strange to me why the male koel was calling so loudly (see video above), apparently to the female on another branch in the same tree just 2 m away. Birds usually have softer comfort calls. The possibility that it was calling to another bird further away dissipated, when the calling bird stretched its wings apparently in comfort behaviour while still calling loudly. In any event, I did not see or hear any other koels in the vicinity of this pair.”