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Black-shouldered Cicadabird - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Black-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike; Papuan Cuckoo-shrike; Papuan Cicadabird

Edolisoma incertum

Coracina incerta


21–22 cm (8¼-8¾ in)

  • Slat-blue upperparts
  • Black lores, chin and feathering under the eyes
  • Blackish ear-coverts and throat


South-east Asia: found in the montane forests of New Guinea, Yapen and western Papuan islands.


This is a monotypic species[1], which has been considered conspecific with Black-bibbed Cuckoo-shrike in the past.
Formerly placed in the genus Coracina.


Hill and lower montane forests, forest edges and secondary growth.



They feed in the upper tree levels on arthropods such as caterpillars and katydids.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2017)

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