Lesser Cuckooshrike

It is small, short-tailed, shrike-like bird, 20 cm in length. The male is dark grey, paler below with contrasting dark, blackish flight feathers, and a blackish head. The tail is also black with light tips, ranging from white to greyish. The female is paler with pale barring on underside. Immature birds are browner with grey and white barring or spotting on the pale breast. The iris is brown, and the bill and feet are black.

The Lesser Cuckooshrike is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Later we notice two Lesser Cuckooshrike perched at this fruiting trees. Notice that it was a feeding scene.. It happen too quick therefore we just observed them only. Friends debate Cuckooshrike do not do courtship feeding.. It must be the feeding of the juvenile bird. I looks through my picture again and again, seems to notice that this individual have no field marking that it is a juvenile. Besides stick insect, it also feeds on this fruits. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Campephagidae
Genus : Coracina
Species : fimbriata
Authority : (Temminck, 1824)