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(Redirected from Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike)
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One of the commonest and wide-spread birds in Australia.
Rainforests, forests, open woodlands, coastal trees. Wetlands, scrublands; timber on watercourses; orchards, parks, suburban gardens Wooded habitats and suburbs.
Usually arboreal, often conspicuously perches on dead trees or telegraph poles in open areas. Has benefitted from landclearing.
Has a unique 'wing shuffle' which it repeats a couple of times when landing on a perch.
Flight easy, undulating, with wing closed. Hovers over canopy, low over grass in breezes.
Forages in foliage. The diet includes insects and other invertebrates, some fruits and seeds.
The nest is a shallow saucer of sticks and bark, bound together with cobwebs. Both sexes construct the nest and care for the young birds, which leave the nest after about three weeks of hatching.
Voice: musical, rolling, churring; also chereer, chereer.
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