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Black-headed Cuckooshrike

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-[[Image:Black-headed_Cuckooshrike.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Rakesh|Rakesh}} <br />Location: Yeeor, SGNP, [[India]]]]+[[Image:Black-headed_Cuckooshrike.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Female<br />Photo by {{user|Rakesh|Rakesh}} <br />Yeeor, [[Sanjay Gandhi National Park]], [[India]], December 2006]]
;[[:Category:Coracina|Coracina]] melanoptera ;[[:Category:Coracina|Coracina]] melanoptera
==Identification== ==Identification==
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South and south-east [[Asia]]. South and south-east [[Asia]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-[[Image:27977Black-headed Cuckooshrike.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by {{user|James+Williams|James Williams}}<br />Hampi, Karnataka, Southern [[India]]]]+====Subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>====
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There are 2 subspecies: There are 2 subspecies:
-* ''C. m. melanoptera''+*''C. m. melanoptera'':
-* ''C. m. sykesi''+:*Northern [[India]] (northern Punjab and United Provinces); winters to [[Myanmar]]
 +*''C. m. sykesi'':
 +:*Southern [[India]] and [[Sri Lanka]]
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Woodlands.+[[Image:27977Black-headed Cuckooshrike.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Male<br />Photo by {{user|James+Williams|James Williams}}<br /> Hampi, Karnataka, Southern [[India]], February 2005]]
 +Woodlands and mangroves.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
It is usually seen in pairs. It is usually seen in pairs.
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The diet includes insects and berries such as lantana. The diet includes insects and berries such as lantana.
====Breeding==== ====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+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.
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==References== ==References==
-#Prakriti+#{{Ref-Clements6thDec08}}#Prakriti
 +#BF Member observations
 +{{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Coracina+melanoptera}} {{GSearch|Coracina+melanoptera}}
[[Category:Birds]][[Category:Coracina]] [[Category:Birds]][[Category:Coracina]]

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FemalePhoto by Rakesh Yeeor, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, India, December 2006
Female
Photo by Rakesh
Yeeor, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, India, December 2006
Coracina melanoptera

Contents

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

Subspecies[1]

There are 2 subspecies:

  • C. m. melanoptera:
  • Northern India (northern Punjab and United Provinces); winters to Myanmar
  • C. m. sykesi:

Habitat

MalePhoto by James Williams Hampi, Karnataka, Southern India, February 2005
Male
Photo by James Williams
Hampi, Karnataka, Southern India, February 2005

Woodlands and mangroves.

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. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Prakriti
  3. BF Member observations

External Links

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