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Alternative names: Sumba Cicadabird; Sumba Cuckooshrike
- Coracina dohertyi
20 - 24cm.
- Bluish-slate above, darker on head and neck
- Black forehead, lores, orbital region, side of head, ear-coverts, chin and throat
- Light grey upperwing-coverts
- Black primaries and primary coverts, black secondaries and tertials tipped grey-white
- Dark grey underparts
- Dark brown eye
- Black bill, dark grey to blackish legs
Females have a white underside with dusky grey barring.
Juveniles are undescribed.
 Similar species
Has darker edges of upperwing-coverts and secondaries than Cicadabird (ssp emancipata). Also note black forehead, face and throat.
Found on Sumbawa, Flores and Sumba in the western Lesser Sundas, Indonesia.
Generally uncommon restricted-range species.
This is a monotypic species.
The population of Sumbawa may merit recognition as distinctive subspecies.
Forms a superspecies with Cicadabird, Makira Cicadabird, Kai Cuckoo-shrike and Sula Cuckoo-shrike.
It's sometimes placed in the genus Edolisoma.
Moist lowland forests and montanes. Occurs from 200m to 1700m.
Feeds on insects.
Forages in middle storey and lower canopy.
Birds in breeding condition recorded in June. No other information on breeding.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- 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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