‘Coracina’ tenuirostris

Male common cicadabird Coracina tenuirostris, copyright Dominic Sherony.

Belongs within: Campephagidae.

The common cicadabird Coracina tenuirostris is a small, slender cuckoo-shrike with a relatively slender bill found from Indonesia to eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands. Males are grey with a more or less developed black mask and contrasting silver-grey edges on wing coverts and secondaries. Females are dull brown with ventral barring.

‘Coracina’ tenuirostris (Jardine 1831)L03
|--C. t. tenuirostris [incl. C. tenuirostris obscura Mathews 1912]L03
|--C. t. admiralitatis (Rothschild & Hartert 1914) [=Edolisoma amboinense admiralitatis]L03
|--C. t. emancipata (Hartert 1896) [=Edolisoma emancipata]L03
|--C. t. melvillensis Mathews 1912L03
|--C. t. pelingi (Hartert 1918) [=Edolisoma obiense pelingi]L03
|--C. t. pererrata (Hartert 1918) [=Edolisoma morio pererratum]L03
|--C. t. rooki (Rothschild & Hartert 1914) [=Edolisoma amboinense rooki]L03
|--C. t. rostrata (Hartert 1898) [=Edolisoma rostratum]L03
|--C. t. saturatior (Rothschild & Hartert 1902) [=Edoliisoma erythropygium saturatius]L03
|--C. t. tagulana (Hartert 1898) [=Edoliosoma amboinense tagulanum]L03
`--C. t. ultima Mayr 1955L03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[L03] LeCroy, M. 2003. Type specimens of birds in the American Museum of Natural History. Part 5. Passeriformes: Alaudidae, Hirundinidae, Motacillidae, Campephagidae, Pycnonotidae, Irenidae, Laniidae, Vangidae, Bombycillidae, Dulidae, Cinclidae, Troglodytidae, and Mimidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 278: 1–156.

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