Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Least Concern

McGregor's Cuckooshrike (Malindangia mcgregori)


French: Échenilleur de McGregor German: Spitzschwanz-Raupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de McGregor

Malindangia mcgregori


, 1907,

Mount Malindang, Mindanao, Philippines


Birds from Bukidnon ranges described as race peterseni on basis of paler underparts, but indistinguishable from birds elsewhere in range. Monotypic.


Mountains of Mindanao, in S Philippines.

Descriptive notes

21 cm; 39–47·5 g. A relatively small cuckoo-shrike. Male has forehead, lores, face, chin, throat and upper breast bluish-black; crown to rump grey, becoming... read more


Call of one or more notes, often continuing for several minutes, some notes raspy, “chu chu chu... read more


Montane mossy forest and forest edge, at 1000–1900 m.

Food and feeding

Food undescribed; presumably insects. Forages in groups in canopy or understorey; also joins mixed-species flocks.


Recently fledged young in Mar; birds with enlarged gonads in Apr–Jun. No other information.


None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Known from at least eight general mountain-range... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2019). McGregor's Cuckooshrike (Malindangia mcgregori). 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 7 December 2019).