Scientific Name: Coracina macei Common Name: Large Cuckooshrike Other Name: Indian cuckooshrike
Identifying Features: black eye-strip in male, paler eye-strip in females, grey body, females has barring on neck ans chest, black legs, black beak
- They are mostly insectivorous but also feed on figs and forest fruits and usually fly in small groups.
- The Indian population has a loud call klu-eep and the birds have a characteristic habit of flicking their closed wings one after the other upon landing on a perch.
This image was clicked by Bill Bacon – via Flickr.
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