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New Caledonian Cuckooshrike - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: New Caledonian Mountain Cuckoo-shrike

Analisoma analis

Coracina analis

Identification

24 - 28cm.

  • Leaden grey above, paler below
  • Blackish alula and flight-feathers
  • Rufous-chestnut underwing-coverts, bend of wing and undertail-coverts
  • Orange-yellow to dark brown eye
  • Blackish bill and legs

Sexes similar but females are smaller than males.
Juveniles have brownish wings and are variegated rufous-white and blackish below.

Distribution

Endemic to New Caledonia (Grand Terre and Ile des Pins).
Fairly common restricted-range species.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Formerly placed in the genus Coracina, sometimes placed in the genus Edolisoma.

Habitat

Dense primary mountain forest above 200m.

Behaviour

No information about diet or breeding.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. 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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