Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Least Concern

White-rumped Cuckooshrike (Coracina leucopygia)


French: Échenilleur à croupion blanc German: Weißbürzel-Raupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero culiblanco

Graucalus leucopygius


, 1850,

northern Sulawesi




Sulawesi, including smaller islands of Manterawu, Manadotua, Talisei, Bangka, Lembeh, Togian, Tobea, Muna and Butung.

Descriptive notes

29 cm. Male has dark ashy-grey head and upperparts, white lower rump and uppertail-coverts; forehead, lores, feathers around eye, upper ear-coverts and chin black; scapulars... read more


Call a series of weak, nasal, squabbling/chattering notes, also described as a harsh staccato... read more


Open wooded areas, lightly wooded cultivation, secondary woodland, scrub with trees, and swamp-... read more

Food and feeding

Eats insects. Forages in canopy, sometimes on the ground, rarely in the middle storey.


No information.


None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Widespread and common on Sulawesi. Lives in close proximity to human settlements.

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2020). White-rumped Cuckooshrike (Coracina leucopygia). 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).