Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Least Concern

Makira Cicadabird (Edolisoma salomonis)


French: Échenilleur de San Cristobal German: Makiraraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de San Cristóbal
Other common names: San Cristobal Cicadabird

Edoliisoma [sic] salomonis


, 1879,

San Cristobal Island, Solomon Islands


Formerly treated as conspecific with E. tenuirostre (which see). Monotypic.


Makira (San Cristobal), in Solomon Is.

Descriptive notes

26 cm; male 55–75 g, female 61–73 g. Male is grey overall, except for black lores, grey-edged black primary coverts and remiges, entirely black tail; iris very... read more


Song a slightly decelerating series of 7–14 upslurred or downslurred nasal whistles; loud... read more


Inhabits forest and secondary forest, but uncommon in secondary scrub; it apparently avoids... read more

Food and feeding

No information on diet. Forages in twos or threes in dense foliage, sometimes with mixed flocks, especially with drongos (Dicrurus... read more


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Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in the Solomon Group EBA. Fairly common within its single-island range.

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2020). Makira Cicadabird (Edolisoma salomonis). 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).