The Ground Cuckoo-shrike is the largest cuckoo-shrike. It has grey back, head and chest. The wings and upper side of the tail are black. The tail is long and forked. The underside and lower body is white with numerous fine black bars. The eye is yellow in adult birds. Juvenile birds have mottled barring on the back, head and chest and a black eye
open woodland, shrubland
The nest is a cup made of twigs, grass, bark and cobwebs. In fork of a tree. The female lays 2 or 3 olive green eggs.
The Ground Cuckoo-shrike is found in much of inland 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:||Ground Cuckoo-shrike|
Relatives in same Genus
Barred Cuckoo-shrike (C. lineata)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (C. novaehollandiae)
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (C. papuensis)
Cicadabird (C. tenuirostris)