The Barred Cuckoo-Shrike has dark grey back, wings, tail, head, throat and upper chest. The lower chest and underside is barred with horizontal stripes of white and dark grey. There is a dark grey band from eye to bill. The eye is yellow. Juvenile birds are streaked grey brown above and pale below with light streaking on breast.
rainforest, eucalypt forest, woodlands
The nest is a cup made of twigs, bark and cobwebs in the fork of a tree. The female lays 2 eggs spotted with brown.
The Barred Cuckoo-shrike is found in north east New South Wales and eastern Queensland
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Barred Cuckoo-shrike|
Relatives in same Genus
Ground Cuckoo-shrike (C. maxima)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (C. novaehollandiae)
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (C. papuensis)
Cicadabird (C. tenuirostris)