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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Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (93)

Pericrocotus
White-bellied Minivet (Pericrocotus erythropygius)
Jerdon’s Minivet (Pericrocotus albifrons)
Fiery Minivet (Pericrocotus igneus)
Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus)
Grey-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris)
Sunda Minivet (Pericrocotus miniatus)
Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris)
Little Minivet (Pericrocotus lansbergei)
Long-tailed Minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus)
Orange Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus)
Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus speciosus)
Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus)
Ryukyu Minivet (Pericrocotus tegimae)
Swinhoe’s Minivet (Pericrocotus cantonensis)
Rosy Minivet (Pericrocotus roseus)
Ceblepyris
Madagascan Cuckooshrike (Ceblepyris cinereus)
Comoros Cuckooshrike (Ceblepyris cucullatus)
Grauer’s Cuckooshrike (Ceblepyris graueri)
White-breasted Cuckooshrike (Ceblepyris pectoralis)
Grey Cuckooshrike (Ceblepyris caesius)
Coracina
Stout-billed Cuckooshrike (Coracina caeruleogrisea)
Hooded Cuckooshrike (Coracina longicauda)
Cerulean Cuckooshrike (Coracina temminckii)
Pied Cuckooshrike (Coracina bicolor)
Ground Cuckooshrike (Coracina maxima)
Barred Cuckooshrike (Coracina lineata)
Black-faced Cuckooshrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
Boyer’s Cuckooshrike (Coracina boyeri)
Buru Cuckooshrike (Coracina fortis)
Wallacean Cuckooshrike (Coracina personata)
North Melanesian Cuckooshrike (Coracina welchmani)
South Melanesian Cuckooshrike (Coracina caledonica)
Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina striata)
Javan Cuckooshrike (Coracina javensis)
Large Cuckooshrike (Coracina macei)
Andaman Cuckooshrike (Coracina dobsoni)
Slaty Cuckooshrike (Coracina schistacea)
White-rumped Cuckooshrike (Coracina leucopygia)
Sunda Cuckooshrike (Coracina larvata)
White-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina papuensis)
Manus Cuckooshrike (Coracina ingens)
Moluccan Cuckooshrike (Coracina atriceps)
Campephaga
Black Cuckooshrike (Campephaga flava)
Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike (Campephaga phoenicea)
Petit’s Cuckooshrike (Campephaga petiti)
Purple-throated Cuckooshrike (Campephaga quiscalina)
Lobotos
Western Wattled Cuckooshrike (Lobotos lobatus)
Eastern Wattled Cuckooshrike (Lobotos oriolinus)
Campochaera
Golden Cuckooshrike (Campochaera sloetii)
Malindangia
McGregor’s Cuckooshrike (Malindangia mcgregori)
Edolisoma
New Caledonian Cuckooshrike (Edolisoma anale)
White-winged Cuckooshrike (Edolisoma ostentum)
Blackish Cuckooshrike (Edolisoma coerulescens)
Black-bellied Cuckooshrike (Edolisoma montanum)
Pale-shouldered Cicadabird (Edolisoma dohertyi)
Kai Cicadabird (Edolisoma dispar)
Grey-headed Cuckooshrike (Edolisoma schisticeps)
Pale Cicadabird (Edolisoma ceramense)
Black-bibbed Cicadabird (Edolisoma mindanense)
Makira Cicadabird (Edolisoma salomonis)
Solomons Cuckooshrike (Edolisoma holopolium)
Sulawesi Cicadabird (Edolisoma morio)
Black-shouldered Cicadabird (Edolisoma incertum)
Grey-capped Cicadabird (Edolisoma remotum)
Sula Cicadabird (Edolisoma sula)
Common Cicadabird (Edolisoma tenuirostre)
Admiralty Cicadabird (Edolisoma admiralitatis)
Palau Cicadabird (Edolisoma monacha)
Yap Cicadabird (Edolisoma nesiotis)
Pohnpei Cicadabird (Edolisoma insperatum)
Black Cicadabird (Edolisoma melas)
Halmahera Cuckooshrike (Edolisoma parvulum)
Celebesica
Pygmy Cuckooshrike (Celebesica abbotti)
Cyanograucalus
Blue Cuckooshrike (Cyanograucalus azureus)
Lalage
Polynesian Triller (Lalage maculosa)
Samoan Triller (Lalage sharpei)
White-shouldered Triller (Lalage sueurii)
Long-tailed Triller (Lalage leucopyga)
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)
Black-and-white Triller (Lalage melanoleuca)
Pied Triller (Lalage nigra)
White-rumped Triller (Lalage leucopygialis)
Black-winged Cuckooshrike (Lalage melaschistos)
Black-headed Cuckooshrike (Lalage melanoptera)
Indochinese Cuckooshrike (Lalage polioptera)
Lesser Cuckooshrike (Lalage fimbriata)
Mauritius Cuckooshrike (Lalage typica)
Reunion Cuckooshrike (Lalage newtoni)

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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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