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Black-throated Shrikebill - BirdForum Opus

Clytorhynchus nigrogularis


21 cm (8¼ in)
Heavy black bill, with horn-coloured tip and edges
Male: grey brown, black head and throat, greyish-white ear coverts.
Female and Immature: brown overall, lacking the head markings of the male.

Similar Species

Santa Cruz Shrikebill, Fiji Shrikebill, Western Wattled Honeyeater, Eastern Wattled Honeyeater, Northern Wattled Honeyeater and female Golden Whistler.


Fiji (Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Ovalau, Kadavu).


Monotypic[1]. Previously considered conspecific with Santa Cruz Shrikebill


Dense closed-canopy native forest.





A very variable call; with drawn-out, wavering, whistles.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gregory, P., C.J. Sharpe, and D. A. Christie (2020). Black-throated Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus nigrogularis), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bktshr1.01
  3. Lepage D. (2020) Black-throated_Shrikebill in Avibase - The World Bird Database. Retrieved 7 April 2020
  4. BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Clytorhynchus nigrogularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/04/2020.

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GSearch checked for 2020 platform.