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Alternative name: Black-bellied Cuckooshrike

Photo by mehdhalaouate
The Arfak mountains, Arfak Mountains, West Papua
Edolisoma montanum

Coracina montana


24 cm (9½ in); small bill

  • bluish-grey crown and upperparts
  • Black forehead
  • Black underparts
  • Grey uppper wing coverts
  • Black greater coverts


Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.


Formerly placed in the genus Coracina.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • E. m. montanum:
  • Montane forests of New Guinea
  • E. m. bicinia:
  • Montane forests in Sepik River region of New Guinea


Moist lowland forests, forest edges, clearings and gardens. Occurs at heights around 750–2800 m,



Their diet consists of fruit such as figs and insect, including caterpillars.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)
  3. This species was discussed in this thread

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