Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Near Threatened

Grauer's Cuckooshrike (Ceblepyris graueri)


Taxonomy

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

Coracina graueri

Neumann

, 1908,

90 km W of Lake Edward, DRCongo

.

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

Distribution:

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

Voice

Undescribed.

Habitat

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.

Breeding

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

Movements

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. (2017). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57859 on 18 December 2017).