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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




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


  • Grey head
  • Black and white underparts


South and south-east Asia.


There are 2 subspecies:

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


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



It is usually seen in pairs.


The diet includes insects and berries such as lantana.


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


  1. Prakriti

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