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Old Saturday 11th November 2017, 17:05   #1
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Sulawesi, Tembuan Hill

Hello!

Please help me identify the bird from this poor photographs from Tembuan Hill close to Tangkoko reserve in July.

Sulawesi Cicadabird?

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Old Monday 13th November 2017, 08:28   #2
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Could be - it looks a little like the immature male in the image below - but Sulawesi has about 10 species of Cuckooshrike/Cicadabird, and I'd prefer to get more expert opinion.

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Old Saturday 18th November 2017, 16:28   #3
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Thank you!

I've come to Sulawesi Cicadabird by exclusion

It's not White-rumped Cuckooshrike as it doesn't have a white-eye
It's not a Cerulean Cuckooshrike - should be of a distinct bluish color
It's not a Mountain Cicadabird as that species should be at >1200m
Potentially Pied Cuckooshrike - but I would expect it to have much more black and white contrast
And that's more or less it

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