Backyard Birds

Large Cuckooshrikes (Coracina macei)

The Large Cuckooshrike, (Coracina macei), is found in south and south east Asia. They tend to fly just above the forest canopy and have a characteristic habit of shrugging their closed wings shortly after landing on a perch.


CuckooshrikesCuckooshrike Species PhotosCuckoo-shrike Species Index


This species is mostly insectivorous.

Calls / Vocalizations

They have a loud call Klu-eep.


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