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Category:Colluricincla - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Colluricincla


Shrike-thrushes are neither Shrikes nor Thrushes but related to the Whistlers.
They have different songs, they lack the bright colours of some Whistlers, the have a larger bill and their sexual dimorphism is very slight. They seem to be a larger, heavier-bodied version of the Whistlers.
Most species are found in Australia and New Guinea.


Colluricincla is a genus in the family Pachycephalidae.
Morningbird is now placed in the genus Pachycephala and Sangihe Whistler in Coracornis.

Genus Colluricincla viewedit
C. woodwardi Sandstone Shrikethrush
C. boweri Bower's Shrikethrush
C. harmonica Grey Shrikethrush
C. tenebrosa Sooty Shrikethrush
C. fortis Variable Shrikethrush
C. affinis Waigeo Shrikethrush
C. obscura Mamberamo Shrikethrush
C. tappenbecki Sepik-Ramu Shrikethrush
C. discolor Tagula Shrikethrush
C. megarhyncha Arafura Shrikethrush
C. rufogaster Rufous Shrikethrush


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  2. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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