Ground cuckooshrike

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Ground cuckooshrike
Ground Cuckoo-shrike atkinsons dec03.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Campephagidae
Genus: Coracina
C. maxima
Binomial name
Coracina maxima
(Rüppell, 1839)

Pteropodocys phasianella (Gould 1846).[2]

The ground cuckooshrike (Coracina maxima) is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is endemic to Australia.

Conservation status[edit]

Ground cuckooshrikes are not listed as threatened on the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Lockyer Waters, SE Queensland, Australia
Atkinson's Dam, SE Queensland, Australia

State of Victoria, Australia[edit]

  • The ground cuckooshrike is listed as threatened on the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988).[3] Under this Act, an Action Statement for the recovery and future management of this species has not been prepared.[4]
  • On the 2007 advisory list of threatened vertebrate fauna in Victoria, the ground cuckooshrike is listed as vulnerable.[5]
Adult on nest


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Coracina maxima". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from
  3. ^ Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria Archived 2005-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria Archived 2006-09-11 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (2007). Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria - 2007. East Melbourne, Victoria: Department of Sustainability and Environment. p. 15. ISBN 978-1-74208-039-0.