Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Near Threatened

Buru Cuckooshrike (Coracina fortis)


Taxonomy

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

Graucalus fortis

Salvadori

, 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.

Distribution:

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

Voice

No information.

Habitat

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

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

Nestling recorded in early Feb. No other information.

Movements

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. (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57839 on 18 August 2019).