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  • White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

  • Coracina papuensis
  • Blue/grey bird with white underparts and darker grey flight and tail feathers, white tip to tail. Black bill with short black mask joining the dark eye, and fine white rear eye-ring. Legs black. Juvenile birds have faint barring on the breast and the back is mottled. Undulating flight, with long glides alternating with bursts of wing beats, then distinctive shuffling and folding of wings on landing. Found singly or in pairs.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=97
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=97&p=252
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  • White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

  • Blue/grey bird with white underparts and darker grey flight and tail feathers, white tip to tail. Black bill with short black mask joining the dark eye, and fine white rear eye-ring. Legs black. Juvenile birds have faint barring on the breast and the back is mottled. Undulating flight, with long glides alternating with bursts of wing beats, then distinctive shuffling and folding of wings on landing. Found singly or in pairs.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Coracina papuensis
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 425
  • Size
  • 26-28cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=97&p=252
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=97
  • Description link
  • http://wiki.bdtnrm.org.au/index.php/White-bellied_Cuckoo-shrike