Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Near Threatened

Pied Cuckooshrike (Coracina bicolor)


French: Échenilleur bicolore German: Zweifarben-Raupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero bicolor

Ceblepyris bicolor


, 1824,

Sumatra; error = north Sulawesi




Sulawesi (mainly in N) and adjacent islands (including Bangka, Manterawu, Togian Is, Peleng, Kabaena, Muna, Buton, Selayar), also Sangihe Is.

Descriptive notes

31 cm. Male has top of head, upperparts and entire upperwings black, slightly glossed steel-green, lower back, rump and uppertail-coverts white; tail black, outer feathers... read more


Song a loud, ringing series comprising 3–5 trisyllabic notes followed by 4–8 louder... read more


Primary lowland and hill forest, including forest edges and forest with clearings; also scrub and... read more

Food and feeding

Food not recorded; presumably insects and fruit. Found in parties of 2–5 individuals; frequents the canopy.


No information.


None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA and Sangihe and Talaud EBA. Generally uncommon to rare on... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2020). Pied Cuckooshrike (Coracina bicolor). 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).