South Melanesian cuckooshrike

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South Melanesian cuckooshrike
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Campephagidae
Genus: Coracina
Species: C. caledonica
Binomial name
Coracina caledonica
(Gmelin, 1788)

The south Melanesian cuckooshrike (Coracina caledonica) is an uncommon species of bird in the cuckooshrike family. It is found in New Caledonia, Bougainville Island, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. The species is a large (32–37 cm) cuckoo-shrike with a long square tail and all over dark grey plumage. The eye of adults is yellow, whereas that of the juvenile is dark. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International. 2017. Coracina caledonica (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T103694177A112321982. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T103694177A112321982.en. Downloaded on 19 July 2018.
  • Doughty, Chris; Day, Nicolas & Plant, Andrew (1999) Birds of the Solomons, Vanuatu & New Caledonia, Christopher Helm, London