Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Near Threatened

Buru Cuckooshrike (Coracina fortis)


French: Échenilleur de Buru German: Bururaupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de Buru

Graucalus fortis


, 1878,

Buru Island, South Moluccas


Perhaps conspecific with C. personata, but treatment as a separate species seems preferable, especially as present species approaches C. caeruleogrisea in appearance. Monotypic.


Buru, in S Moluccas.

Descriptive notes

35·5 cm. Male is grey above, with black lores, eye region and chin; rectrices blackish, outermost grey-tipped, centre two as upperparts; throat and underparts grey, paler... read more


No information.


Lowland, montane and monsoon forest, including disturbed areas, to 1500 m.

Food and feeding

No information.


Nestling recorded in early Feb. No other information.


None reported.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. ­Restricted-range species: present in Buru EBA. Confined to a single island. Poorly known. Was regarded as... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2020). Buru Cuckooshrike (Coracina fortis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 17 February 2020).