Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Near Threatened

Grauer's Cuckooshrike (Ceblepyris graueri)


French: Échenilleur de Grauer German: Silberraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de Grauer

Coracina graueri


, 1908,

90 km W of Lake Edward, DRCongo


Relatively fine bill and colour of upperparts suggest possible link with C. cinereus. Monotypic.


E DRCongo.

Descriptive notes

c. 22 cm. Grey and white cuckoo-shrike with relatively fine bill. Male has entire head, upperparts and breast dark slate-grey, blacker on lores, around eye and from chin to... read more




Montane and transitional forest, at 1150–1900 m. Separated altitudinally from ... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds mainly on caterpillars (including hairy ones). Foraging in canopy and middle levels, also in understorey.


Laying dates Jan, May and Jun, at end of rains. No other information.


Apparently sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Extremely local and uncommon within its... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2020). Grauer's Cuckooshrike (Ceblepyris graueri). 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 25 February 2020).