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Black-winged Cuckooshrike

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-'''Alternative name: Dark-grey Cuckoo-shrike'''  
[[Image:Black-winged_Cuckooshrike.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Photo by {{user|Rajiv+Lather|Rajiv Lather}}<br />Nainital, [[India]]]] [[Image:Black-winged_Cuckooshrike.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Photo by {{user|Rajiv+Lather|Rajiv Lather}}<br />Nainital, [[India]]]]
 +'''Alternative name: Dark-grey Cuckoo-shrike'''
 +
;[[:category:Lalage|Lalage]] melaschistos ;[[:category:Lalage|Lalage]] melaschistos
''Coracina melaschistos'' ''Coracina melaschistos''
==Identification== ==Identification==
 +[[Image:DSC 0466.JPG|thumb|350px|right|Photo by {{user|NChiranjib18|Chiranjib18}}<br />Teliagaon Natuntiniali, Nagaon, Assam, [[India]] December 2017]]
 +19·5–24 cm (7¾-9½)<br />
 +*Black bill and legs>br />
'''Male''' '''Male'''
*Dark grey upperparts *Dark grey upperparts
*Grey underparts *Grey underparts
-*Black wings and tail. <br />+*Black wings
 +*Black white-tipped tail, graduated<br />
'''Female''' '''Female'''
*Paler *Paler
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==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
====Diet==== ====Diet====
-The diet includes invertebrates.+The diet consists mostly of insects and invertebrates such as caterpillars, beetles and bugs. They also eat some fruit.
 +====Breeding====
 +Their nest is a small cup constructed from twigs, rootlets, fibres, bark and lichens. It is bound together with spider web.
==References== ==References==
-#{{Ref-Clements6thAug15}}#Wikipedia+#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)
 +#Wikipedia
 +#BF Member observations
{{ref}} {{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==

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Photo by Rajiv LatherNainital,  India
Photo by Rajiv Lather
Nainital, India

Alternative name: Dark-grey Cuckoo-shrike

Lalage melaschistos

Coracina melaschistos

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[edit] Identification

Photo by Chiranjib18Teliagaon Natuntiniali, Nagaon, Assam, India December 2017
Photo by Chiranjib18
Teliagaon Natuntiniali, Nagaon, Assam, India December 2017

19·5–24 cm (7¾-9½)

  • Black bill and legs>br />

Male

  • Dark grey upperparts
  • Grey underparts
  • Black wings
  • Black white-tipped tail, graduated

Female

  • Paler
  • Faint barring on underside.

[edit] Distribution

Pakistan, India, north-eastern Myanmar, China and south-east Asia.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in the genus Coracina.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • L. m. melaschistos:
  • L. m. avensis:
  • L. m. intermedia:
  • L. m. saturata:

[edit] Habitat

Open forest and groves.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists mostly of insects and invertebrates such as caterpillars, beetles and bugs. They also eat some fruit.

[edit] Breeding

Their nest is a small cup constructed from twigs, rootlets, fibres, bark and lichens. It is bound together with spider web.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations

[edit] External Links



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