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Common cicadabird
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Campephagidae
Genus: Edolisoma
E. tenuirostre
Binomial name
Edolisoma tenuirostre
(Jardine, 1831)

Coracina tenuirostris

The common cicadabird (Edolisoma tenuirostre), also known as the slender-billed cicadabird, is a species of bird in the family Campephagidae. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are temperate forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.[2] The species is placed in the reinstated genus Edolisoma by most authors.[3] The common cicadabird was described as a "great speciator" by Mayr & Diamond (2001);[4] and Pedersen et al. (2018)[3] described how this species rapidly colonized and diversified across the Indo-Pacific island region and Australia in the Pleistocene.


Numerous subspecies have been described; the list below is sorted taxonomically:[5]

The former subspecies E. t. nisorium was found to be of erroneous placement and to actually belong to the grey-capped cicadabird (E. remotum), and was thus moved to it by the International Ornithological Congress in 2022.[6]



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Edolisoma tenuirostre". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T103702470A118729711. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T103702470A118729711.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ BirdLife International.
  3. ^ a b Pedersen, M.P.; Irestedt, M.; Joseph, L.; Rahbek, C.; Jønsson, K.A. (2018). "Phylogeography of a 'great speciator' (Aves: Edolisoma tenuirostre) reveals complex dispersal and diversification dynamics across the Indo-Pacific". Journal of Biogeography. 45 (4): 826–837. doi:10.1111/jbi.13182. hdl:11250/2593769. S2CID 46029743.
  4. ^ Mayr, E.; Diamond, J.M. (2001). The Birds of Northern Melanesia: Speciation, Ecology and Biogeography. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-534966-5.
  5. ^ "Bristlehead, butcherbirds, woodswallows, Mottled Berryhunter, ioras, cuckooshrikes – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2022-06-10.
  6. ^ "Subspecies Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2022-06-10.

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