Alternative names: Muna Cuckooshrike; Sulawesi Cuckooshrike
- Coracina leucopygia
- Dark ashy-grey head and upperparts
- White lower rump and uppertail-coverts
- Black forehead, lores, area around eye, upper ear-coverts and chin
- Dark ashy grey wing with blackish parts of upperwing-coverts, alula and remiges
- Black tail
- Dark ashy grey throat, breast and thighs, becoming white on belly, lower flanks and undertail-coverts
- Yellow or creamy eye
Females are lighter grey and have no black on lores and side of face.
Juveniles are not properly described.
White-bellied Cuckooshrike is paler grey and has a grey tail.
This is a monotypic species.
Occurs in wooded areas, wooded cultivation, scrub with trees, secondary woodland and swamp-forest.
From sea-level up to 800m, locally higher.
Feeds on insects. Forages mainly in the canopy, sometimes on the ground.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2005. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 10: Cuckoo-Shrikes to Thrushes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334726
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) White-rumped Cuckooshrike. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/White-rumped_Cuckooshrike