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Barred Cuckoo-shrike

(Coracina lineata)
Alternate name(s): "Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-shrike", "Swainson's Cuckoo-shrike"
Size: 24-26 cm

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Barred Cuckoo-shrike at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "lineata"


Frontal view of a Barred Cuckoo-shrike seen from underneath (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lake Morris, QLD, July 2013]

Near-frontal view of a Barred Cuckoo-shrike (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, January 2017]

Near-lateral view of a Barred Cuckoo-shrike (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lake Morris, QLD, July 2013]


Frontal view of two Barred Cuckoo-shrikes - an adult (top) and an juvenile bird (bottom) that was still fed by its parents on figs from a Moreton Bay Figtree (photo courtesy of T. Morris)
[Port Macquarie, NSW, March 2013]

Food, Diet

Adults: Rainforest fruit Dependents: Rainforest fruit Water intake: ?

As far as known to us, Barred Cuckoo-shrikes feed exclusively on fruit.

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