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Makira Cicadabird

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Alternative names: Makira Cuckooshrike; San Cristobal Cicadabird; San Cristobal Cuckooshrike

Edolisoma salomonis

Coracina salomonis

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[edit] Identification

26cm.

  • Grey plumage
  • Black lores
  • Grey-edged black primary coverts and remiges
  • Black tail
  • Dark brown eye
  • Black bill and legs

Females have upperparts like males but the underparts are rich tawny-rufous (without barring).

[edit] Similar species

Males are paler than Cicadabird, females completely different.

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to San Cristóbal (Makira) in the Solomon Islands.
Fairly common in its small range.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Split from Cicadabird by Dickinson (2003)[2] and Gill and Donsker (2010)[3], but regarded as conspecific by Clements (2011)[1].
Forms a superspecies with Cicadabird, Kai Cicadabird, Sula Cicadabird and Pale-shouldered Cicadabird.
Formerly placed in the genus Coracina.

[edit] Habitat

Forest and secondary forest. Occurs from sea-level up to 900m.

[edit] Behaviour

No information on diet.
Forages in pairs or groups of three in dense foliage. Joins sometimes mixed-species flocks, especially with Drongos.
No information about breeding.

[edit] References

  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. Dickinson, EC, ed. 2003. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed., with updates to December 2007 (Corrigenda 7). Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691117010
  3. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.10). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  4. 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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