Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Least Concern

Slaty Cuckooshrike (Coracina schistacea)


Taxonomy

French: Échenilleur schistacé German: Schieferraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero pizarroso
Taxonomy:

Artamides schistaceus

Sharpe

, 1878,

Sula Islands

.

Birds of Banggai Is occasionally separated as race petersi. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Islands off E Sulawesi: Banggai Is (Peleng, Banggai) and Sula Is (Taliabu, Seho, Mangole, Sanana).

Descriptive notes

31–32 cm. Male is generally slaty grey, with glossy black head, neck, chin and throat; upperwing-coverts and remiges slaty grey, primaries edged paler; tail black;... read more

Voice

A series of slightly downslurred, nasal, whistling notes, emitted at 1 note per second; also short... read more

Habitat

Primary, secondary and selectively logged lowland forest, degraded forest, lightly wooded swampland... read more

Food and feeding

Food includes caterpillars, small lizards and fruit. Forages mainly at 10 m or higher above the ground.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Nothing recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Banggai and Sula Islands EBA. Locally not uncommon in Banggai Is. In Sula Is, common on Taliabu and Mangole, but... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2019). Slaty Cuckooshrike (Coracina schistacea). 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/57836 on 23 August 2019).