Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Least Concern

White-rumped Cuckooshrike (Coracina leucopygia)


Taxonomy

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

Graucalus leucopygius

Bonaparte

, 1850,

northern Sulawesi

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

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

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2017). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57849 on 17 December 2017).