Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Least Concern

Visayan Cuckooshrike (Coracina panayensis)


French: Échenilleur des Visayas German: Visayasraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de las Bisayas

Artamides Panayensis


, 1890,

Guimaras, Panay, Masbate = Panay


Hitherto considered conspecific with C. striata, but differs from all taxa in that species (except C. dobsoni, here separated from C. striata) in its barring on throat and breast narrow and black-and-grey in female (2); barring on belly to undertail-coverts broad black-and-pure-white (1); red eye (3); and distinctive call or song, consisting of much longer notes with a rattling end (3). Differs from C. dobsoni in its barred vs plain rump (2); grey vs black ear-coverts in male (2); narrow grey-and-black barring on breast and broad black-and-pure-white barring on belly vs uniform narrow black-and-off-white barring in female (3); longer bill (five males 35.6 mm vs ten males 31; allow 2); shorter tail (five males 112 mm vs ten males 131; allow 2); and probably distinctive voice (no recordings of reportedly distinctive dobsoni available). Monotypic.

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C Philippines (Ticao, Masbate, Panay, Guimaras, Negros).

Descriptive notes

26–31 cm. Adult male has all-grey upperparts with black lores and fore ear-coverts, and darker flight-feathers; grey throat and upper breast, concolorous with head and back,... read more


Primary vocalization described as two (sometimes four) loud, harsh “kle kleep” notes, with the... read more


Canopy of forest and second growth up to 2000 m.

Food and feeding

Very few data, but diet and feeding behaviour probably very similar to those of C. striata and C. dobsoni. Joins mixed-... read more


Nothing known.


None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: confined to the Negros and Panay EBA (which also includes the other islands within this species’ range).... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Visayan Cuckooshrike (Coracina panayensis). 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 25 February 2020).