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Category:Falcunculus - BirdForum Opus

Eastern Shrike-tit
Photo by rebelxt

Genus: Falcunculus


This genus contains three species from Australia which were formerly considered only one species, Crested Shrike-Tit.
With their bold black, olive, white and yellow plumage they recall the Golden Whistler.


Falcunculus is a genus in the Family Falcunculidae.
It was previously considered a part of family Pachycephalidae.

Due to similarities in bill morphology, Wattled Ploughbill has formerly been considered a close relative. But apart from the bill, there is no other evidence for a close relationship.

Genus Falcunculus viewedit
F. frontatus Eastern Shrike-tit
F. leucogaster Western Shrike-tit
F. whitei Northern Shrike-tit


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/

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Pages in category ‘Falcunculus’

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