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Black-headed Cuckooshrike

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Woodlands. Woodlands.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==

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Photo by Rakesh Location:  Female, Yeeor, SGNP, India
Photo by Rakesh
Location: Female, Yeeor, SGNP, India
Coracina melanoptera

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Identification

18cm
Male

  • Black head, wings and tail
  • Ash-grey body with whitish underparts

Female

  • Grey head
  • Black and white underparts

Distribution

South and south-east Asia.

Taxonomy

There are 2 subspecies:

  • C. m. melanoptera
  • C. m. sykesi

Habitat

Photo by James WilliamsMale, Hampi, Karnataka, Southern India
Photo by James Williams
Male, Hampi, Karnataka, Southern India

Woodlands.

Behaviour

It is usually seen in pairs.

Diet

The diet includes insects and berries such as lantana.

Breeding

Breeding season is March to August. The nest is a shallow cup on the top surface of a branch. Twigs and rootlets are bound together with cobwebs

References

  1. Prakriti

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