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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pachycephalidae
Genus: Coracornis
Riley, 1918

Coracornis is a genus of birds in the family Pachycephalidae. The two species are found in Indonesia.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Formerly, the genus Coracornis was considered to be monotypic, containing only the maroon-backed whistler. The Sangihe shrikethrush was added in 2013 following recent genetic studies.[1][2][3]


Two species are recognized:[4]


  1. ^ Norman, Janette A.; Ericson, Per G.P.; Jønsson, Knud A.; Fjeldså, Jon; Christidis, Les (2009). "A multi-gene phylogeny reveals novel relationships for aberrant genera of Australo-Papuan core Corvoidea and polyphyly of the Pachycephalidae and Psophodidae (Aves: Passeriformes)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 52 (2): 488–497. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.03.019. PMID 19341806. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Jønsson, Knud A.; Bowie, Rauri C. K.; Moyle, Robert G.; Christidis, Les; Norman, Janette A.; Benz, Brett W.; Fjeldså, Jon (2010). "Historical biogeography of an Indo-Pacific passerine bird family (Pachycephalidae): different colonization patterns in the Indonesian and Melanesian archipelagos". Journal of Biogeography. 37 (2): 245–57. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02220.x. 
  3. ^ "Taxonomy 3.1-3.5 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  4. ^ "IOC World Bird List 7.1". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/