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Alternative names: Muna Cuckooshrike; Sulawesi Cuckooshrike

Photo by codexluminati
Tangkoko, North Sulawesi,Indonesia, October 2014
Coracina leucopygia


29 cm.

  • 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.

Similar species

White-bellied Cuckooshrike is paler grey and has a grey tail.


Endemic to Sulawesi and adjacent islands. South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas. Widespread and common.


This is a monotypic species.

Forms a superspecies with White-bellied Cuckooshrike and Manus Cuckooshrike.


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.


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  1. 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/
  2. 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

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