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Black-bibbed Cicadabird - BirdForum Opus

ssp mindanense
Photo © by Wintibird
PICOP, Road 42, Mindanao, Philippines, March 2019

Alternative name: Black-bibbed Cuckooshrike

Edolisoma mindanense

Coracina mindanensis


23 cm (9 in)

  • Face black continuing to lower breast
  • Black primaries and outer tail feathers
  • Rest of plumage pale grey

Female mostly pale grey




This taxon is considered a subspecies of Black-shouldered Cicadabird by some authors[2]

Formerly placed in the genus Coracina.


There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • E. m. lecroyae:
  • E. m. elusum:
  • E. m. ripleyi:
  • E. m. mindanense:
  • E. m. everetti:
  • Sulu Archipelago (Bongao, Jolo, Lapac and Tawitawi)


Canopy and middle storey of moist lowland secondary forests and montanes, below 1,000 m.



There is very little information available; they probably eat insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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