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Category:Coracornis - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Coracornis


This genus used to contain just one species, the poorly known Maroon-backed Whistler from Sulawesi.
It differs from other Whistlers having an unique colour pattern, longer rictal bristles, nostril shape and shape of primaries and rectrices.
The rare and little known Sangihe Whistler is now also placed in this genus.


Coracornis is a genus in the Family Pachycephalidae.
It's sometimes included in Pachycephala. Sangihe Whistler was formerly included in genus Colluricincla.

Genus Coracornis viewedit
C. sanghirensis Sangihe Whistler
C. raveni Maroon-backed Whistler


  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

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Pages in category ‘Coracornis’

The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.