French: Échenilleur des Moluques German: Molukkenraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero moluqueño cabecinegro
Celebes; error = Seram
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. magnirostris
(Bonaparte, 1850) – Moluccan Cuckooshrike – N Moluccas (Ternate, Halmahera, Kasiruta, Bacan).
C. a. atriceps
(S. Müller, 1843) – Seram Cuckooshrike – Seram (S Moluccas).
32–35 cm. Male nominate race has head, neck, upper mantle, chin, throat and breast black with bluish gloss; rest of upperparts, including upperwing-coverts, light slaty... read more
Harsh, staccato dry chatter, occasionally given alternately by two individuals.
Primary forest, mainly in hills; also tall secondary and selectively logged forest, coastal... read more
Food and feeding
Food not recorded. Frequents upper tree levels, including the lower canopy, and crowns of subcanopy trees.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Seram EBA and Northern Maluku EBA. Widespread and common on Halmahera; locally common on Seram, mainly in the... read more
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