Campephagidae – Cuckooshrikes

Long-tailed Minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus) by W Kwong M-F

Long-tailed Minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus) Male and Female by W Kwong

By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches. (Psalms 104:12 NKJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Campephagidae – Cuckooshrikes


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Species (92)

Ground Cuckooshrike (Coracina maxima)
Large Cuckooshrike (Coracina macei)
Javan Cuckooshrike (Coracina javensis)
Black-faced Cuckooshrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
Wallacean Cuckooshrike (Coracina personata)
Buru Cuckooshrike (Coracina fortis)
Moluccan Cuckooshrike (Coracina atriceps)
Slaty Cuckooshrike (Coracina schistacea)
South Melanesian Cuckooshrike (Coracina caledonica)
North Melanesian Cuckooshrike (Coracina welchmani)
Stout-billed Cuckooshrike (Coracina caeruleogrisea)
Cerulean Cuckooshrike (Coracina temminckii)
Sunda Cuckooshrike (Coracina larvata)
Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina striata)
Andaman Cuckooshrike (Coracina dobsoni)
Pied Cuckooshrike (Coracina bicolor)
Barred Cuckooshrike (Coracina lineata)
Boyer’s Cuckooshrike (Coracina boyeri)
White-rumped Cuckooshrike (Coracina leucopygia)
White-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina papuensis)
Manus Cuckooshrike (Coracina ingens)
Hooded Cuckooshrike (Coracina longicauda)
Halmahera Cuckooshrike (Coracina parvula)
Pygmy Cuckooshrike (Coracina abbotti)
New Caledonian Cuckooshrike (Coracina analis)
Grey Cuckooshrike (Coracina caesia)
White-breasted Cuckooshrike (Coracina pectoralis)
Grauer’s Cuckooshrike (Coracina graueri)
Madagascan Cuckooshrike (Coracina cinerea)
Comoros Cuckooshrike (Coracina cucullata)
Blue Cuckooshrike (Coracina azurea)
Mauritius Cuckooshrike (Coracina typica)
Reunion Cuckooshrike (Coracina newtoni)
Blackish Cuckooshrike (Coracina coerulescens)
Pale-shouldered Cicadabird (Coracina dohertyi)
Kai Cicadabird (Coracina dispar)
Common Cicadabird (Coracina tenuirostris)
Palau Cicadabird (Coracina monacha)
Yap Cicadabird (Coracina nesiotis)
Pohnpei Cicadabird (Coracina insperata)
Grey-capped Cicadabird (Coracina remota)
Makira Cicadabird (Coracina salomonis)
Black-bibbed Cicadabird (Coracina mindanensis)
Sulawesi Cicadabird (Coracina morio)
Sula Cicadabird (Coracina sula)
Pale Cicadabird (Coracina ceramensis)
Black-shouldered Cicadabird (Coracina incerta)
Grey-headed Cuckooshrike (Coracina schisticeps)
Black Cicadabird (Coracina melas)
Black-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina montana)
Solomons Cuckooshrike (Coracina holopolia)
White-winged Cuckooshrike (Coracina ostenta)
McGregor’s Cuckooshrike (Coracina mcgregori)
Indochinese Cuckooshrike (Coracina polioptera)
Black-winged Cuckooshrike (Coracina melaschistos)
Lesser Cuckooshrike (Coracina fimbriata)
Black-headed Cuckooshrike (Coracina melanoptera)
Golden Cuckooshrike (Campochaera sloetii)
Black-and-white Triller (Lalage melanoleuca)
Pied Triller (Lalage nigra)
White-rumped Triller (Lalage leucopygialis)
White-shouldered Triller (Lalage sueurii)
White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor)
Rufous-bellied Triller (Lalage aurea)
Black-browed Triller (Lalage atrovirens)
White-browed Triller (Lalage moesta)
Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela)
Mussau Triller (Lalage conjuncta)
Polynesian Triller (Lalage maculosa)
Samoan Triller (Lalage sharpei)
Long-tailed Triller (Lalage leucopyga)
Black Cuckooshrike (Campephaga flava)
Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike (Campephaga phoenicea)
Petit’s Cuckooshrike (Campephaga petiti)
Purple-throated Cuckooshrike (Campephaga quiscalina)
Western Wattled Cuckooshrike (Lobotos lobatus)
Eastern Wattled Cuckooshrike (Lobotos oriolinus)
Rosy Minivet (Pericrocotus roseus)
Swinhoe’s Minivet (Pericrocotus cantonensis)
Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus)
Ryukyu Minivet (Pericrocotus tegimae)
Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus)
Fiery Minivet (Pericrocotus igneus)
Little Minivet (Pericrocotus lansbergei)
White-bellied Minivet (Pericrocotus erythropygius)
Jerdon’s Minivet (Pericrocotus albifrons)
Grey-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris)
Long-tailed Minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus)
Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris)
Sunda Minivet (Pericrocotus miniatus)
Orange Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus)
Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus speciosus)

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The cuckooshrikes and allies in the Campephagidae family are small to medium-sized passerine bird species found in the subtropical and tropical Africa, Asia and Australasia.

Overall the cuckooshrikes are medium to small arboreal birds, generally long and slender. The smallest species is the Small Minivet at 16 cm (6.3 in) and 6-12 grams (0.2-0.4 oz), while the largest is the South Melanesian Cuckooshrike at 35 cm (14 in) and 180 grams (6 oz). They are predominantly greyish with white and black, although the minivets are brightly coloured in red, yellow and black, and the Blue Cuckooshrike of central Africa is all-over glossy blue. The four cuckooshrikes in the genus Campephaga exhibit sexual dimorphism, with males that have glossy black plumage and bright red or yellow wattles, the females having more subdued olive-green plumage. The genus Coracina is not monophyletic. (Wikipedia)

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