Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Near Threatened

New Caledonian Cicadabird (Edolisoma anale)


Taxonomy

French: Échenilleur de montagne German: Rotsteiß-Raupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de Nueva Caledonia
Other common names: New Caledonian Cuckooshrike
Taxonomy:

Campephaga analis

J. P. Verreaux and Des Murs

, 1860,

New Caledonia

.

Closely related to E. ostentum and E. coerulescens, the three sometimes separated in Analisoma, as sister to present genus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

New Caledonia (Grande Terre and I of Pines).

Descriptive notes

24–28 cm; male 97 g, ­female 70 g. Male is leaden grey above, somewhat paler grey below, with blackish alula and flight-feathers; underwing-coverts, bend of wing... read more

Voice

Shrill whistles and a “tu-whit tu-whee” call note.

Habitat

Dense primary forest on mountains, above 200 m.

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in New Caledonia EBA. Considered to be fairly common. Present in Riviè... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2017). New Caledonian Cicadabird (Edolisoma anale). 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/57855 on 17 December 2017).