The Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike is grey with a black face and throat, and white underparts. They are sometimes called Shufflewings because of their habit of shuffling their wings up and down after landing. Juveniles are similar to adults but just have a black eye stripe instead of black face.
The Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike is found in woodland, or open areas where there are trees nearby. It is common in the suburbs where it is often seen perched on power lines.
mainly insects and other invertebrates caught in the air, on foliage or on the ground. They also eat some fruit and seeds.
The nest is a small shallow saucer made of sticks and bark and bound together with cobwebs.
widespread across most of Australia
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:||Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike|
Relatives in same Genus
Barred Cuckoo-shrike (C. lineata)
Ground Cuckoo-shrike (C. maxima)
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (C. papuensis)
Cicadabird (C. tenuirostris)