White-rumped Cuckoo-shrikes

White-rumped Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina leucopygia)
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The White-rumped Cuckooshrikes (Coracina leucopygia) - also known as Muna Cuckooshrikes or Sulawesi Cuckooshrikes - are endemic to Indonesia, where they inhabit the lowlands of Sulawesi and adjacent islands.    

They are generally seen in open wooded areas, mangroves and swamp forests. 

Description: 

These chunky birds measure about 11.4 inches or 29 cm in length - including the tail.  They plumage is mostly grey, except for a dark face and tail, as well as the whitish abdomen and rump (hence its common name).  The bill is thick.

Juveniles are paler with barring below.

Similar Birds:    Pied Cuckooshrike occupy more open habitats.  Females have pale eyes.

Calls / Vocalizations:

Their vocalizations are described as as a “zrrrirup,” that rapidly ascends and then descends; as well as making various chattering and rasping notes.

Global Names:

 

  • Catalan: eruguera de carpó blanc
  • Chinese: 白腰鹃鵙 
  • Czech: housenčík bělokostřecový
  • Danish: Hvidgumpet Gråfugl
  • Dutch: Witstuitrupsvogel
  • German: Weißbürzel-Raupenfänger
  • Finnish: valkoperäkäpinkäinen
  • French: Échenilleur à croupion blanc
  • Croatian: sulaveški skovranj
  • Italian: Averla cuculo groppabianca
  • Japanese: koshijirooosanshoukui / コシジロオオサンショウクイ
  • Lithuanian: Baltasturplis medšarkinis vikšralesys
  • Norwegian: Kvitgumplarveetar  /  Hvitgumplarveeter
  • Polish: kruczyna białorzytna
  • Portuguese: lagarteiro-de-rabadilha-branca
  • Russian: Белопоясничный воронец
  • Slovak: húseničiarka hájová
  • Serbian: Kukavičji svračak sa belim nadrepkom
  • Spanish: Oruguero Culiblanco
  • Swedish: vitgumpad gråfågel
  • Ukrainian: Шикачик білогузий

 

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