The White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike is mainly grey with a white belli. It has a dark stripe from eye to bill which is dark on the male and dark grey on the female. There is a also darker form found in New South Wales and Victoria that has black face and chest, with black mottling on the lower chest. Juvenile birds are brownish grey above and white mottled with pale grey below.
forest, woodland, mangroves, grassland
The nest is a cup made of twigs and cobwebs in the fork of a tree. The female lays 2 or 3 greenish eggs with brown spots.
found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, northern parts of Northern Territory, northern Western 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:||White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike|
Relatives in same Genus
Barred Cuckoo-shrike (C. lineata)
Ground Cuckoo-shrike (C. maxima)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (C. novaehollandiae)
Cicadabird (C. tenuirostris)