Common cicadabird

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Common cicadabird
Cicadabird fem kobble.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Campephagidae
Genus: Coracina
Species: C. tenuirostris
Binomial name
Coracina tenuirostris
(Jardine, 1831)

The common cicadabird (Coracina tenuirostris), also known as the slender-billed cicadabird, is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Micronesia, Palau, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.[2]

Kobble Creek, south-east Queensland, Australia
Adult male and juvenile, Rush Creek, south-east Queensland


Numerous subspecies have been described, some of which are distinctive and often considered full species:[3]

  • C. t. admiralitatis (Manus cicadabird)
  • C. t. amboiensis
  • C. t. aruensis
  • C. t. edithae
  • C. t. emancipata
  • C. t. erythropygia
  • C. t. grayi
  • C. t. heinrothi
  • C. t. insperata (Pohnpei cicadabird)
  • C. t. kalaotuae
  • C. t. matthiae
  • C. t. melvillensis
  • C. t. meyerii
  • C. t. monacha (Palau cicadabird)
  • C. t. muellerii
  • C. t. nehrkorni
  • C. t. nesiotis (Yap cicadabird)
  • C. t. nisoria
  • C. t. numforana
  • C. t. obiensis
  • C. t. pererrata
  • C. t. remota (frey-capped cicadabird)
  • C. t. rooki
  • C. t. rostrata
  • C. t. saturatior
  • C. t. tagulana
  • C. t. tenuirostris
  • C. t. timoriensis
  • C. t. ultima


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Coracina tenuirostris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International.
  3. ^ "Yap Cicadabird". Avibase. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 

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