Black-faced cuckooshrike Coracina novaehollandiae, copyright Brett Donald.

Belongs within: Campephagidae.
Contains: Coracina papuensis.

Coracina, cuckooshrikes, is a genus of insectivorous birds, most diverse in insular southeast Asia and Australasia, with predominantly grey plumage and often more or less dark faces.

Coracina Vieillot 1816 CC10 [incl. Ceblepyris Cuvier 1816 B94, Graucalus Cuvier 1816 B94; Ceblepyridae, Graucalidae]
|–+–C. cinerea JT12
|  `–+–C. pectoralis BKB15
|     `–+–C. caesia BKB15
|        `–C. graueri Neumann 1908 BKB15, L03
`–+–+–C. caeruleogrisea JT12
|  |    |–C. c. caeruleogrisea L03
|  |    `–C. c. adamsoni Mayr & Rand 1936 L03
|  `–C. longicauda JT12
`–+–C. temminckii JT12
`–+–C. lineata (Swainson 1825) BKB15, L03 [=Paragraucalus lineatus L03]
|    |–C. l. lineata [incl. Paragraucalus lineatus austini Mathews 1916] L03
|    |–C. l. gracilis Mayr 1931 L03
|    |–C. l. makirae Mayr 1935 L03
|    |–C. l. malaitae Mayr 1931 L03
|    `–C. l. ombriosa (Rothschild & Hartert 1905) [=Graucalus pusillus ombriosus] L03
`–+–+–C. bicolor BKB15
|  `–C. maxima (Rüppell 1839) JT12, L03 (see below for synonymy)
`–+–C. boyeri JT12
`–+–C. atriceps BKB15
|–C. welchmani BKB15
`–+–C. novaehollandiae (Gmelin 1789) BKB15, CC10 (see below for synonymy)
|    |–C. n. novaehollandiae [incl. C. melanops tasmanica Mathews 1911] L03
|    |–C. n. melanops (Latham 1802) L03 (see below for synonymy)
|    `–C. n. subpallida Mathews 1912 L03 [incl. C. gascoynensis Ashby 1930 WS48]
`–+–C. ingens (Rothschild & Hartert 1914) BKB15, L03 (see below for synonymy)
`–+–*C. papuensis CC10, BKB15
`–+–C. caledonica BKB15 [=Graucalus caledonicus S13]
|    |–C. c. caledonica L03
|    |–C. c. bougainvillei (Mathews 1928) [=Artamides welchmani bougainvillei] L03
|    |–C. c. kulambangrae Rothschild & Hartert 1916 L03
|    `–C. c. seiuncta Mayr & Ripley 1941 L03
`–+–+–C. macei JT12 [=Graucalus macei L03]
|  |    |–C. m. macei L03
|  |    `–C. m. larvivorus (Hartert 1910) [=Graucalus macei larvivorus] L03
|  `–C. striata JT12
|       |–C. s. striata L03
|       |–C. s. bungurensis (Hartert 1894) [=Graucalus bungurensis] L03
|       |–C. s. difficilis (Hartert 1895) [=Graucalus sumatrensis difficilis] L03
|       |–C. s. enganensis (Salvadori 1892) [=Graucalus enganensis] L03
|       |–C. s. guillemardi (Salvadori 1886) (see below for synonymy) L03
|       |–C. s. sumatrensis (Müller 1843) (see below for synonymy) L03
|       `–C. s. vordermani (Hartert 1901) [=Graucalus vordermani] L03
`–+–C. schistacea BKB15
`–+–C. larvata BKB15
|    |–C. l. larvata L03
|    `–C. l. normani (Sharpe 1887) [=Graucalus normani] L03
`–C. leucopygia BKB15

Coracina incertae sedis:
‘Ceblepyris’ cana S66
C. fortis JT12
C. javensis JT12
‘Graucalus’ lifuensis S13
C. melas JT12
|–C. m. melas L03
|–C. m. goodsoni (Mathews 1928) [=Edolisoma melan goodsoni] L03
|–C. m. meeki (Rothschild & Hartert 1903) [=Edoliisoma melas meeki] L03
|–C. m. tommasonis (Rothschild & Hartert 1903) [=Edoliisoma melas tommasonis] L03
`–C. m. waigeuense (Stresemann & Paludan 1932) [=Edolisoma melan waigeuense] L03
C. parvula JT12
C. personata JT12
|–C. p. personata L03
`–C. p. alfrediana (Hartert 1898) [=Graucalus floris alfredianus] L03
C. schisticeps JT12
|–C. s. schisticeps L03
`–C. s. vittatum (Rothschild & Hartert 1914) [=Edolisoma schisticeps vittatum] L03

Coracina ingens (Rothschild & Hartert 1914) BKB15, L03 [=Graucalus papuensis ingens L03, C. papuensis ingens L03]

Coracina maxima (Rüppell 1839) JT12, L03 [=Ceblepyris maxima WS48, Pteropodocys maxima WS48; incl. Pteropodocys maxima neglecta Mathews 1912 L03, P. maxima pallida Mathews 1912 L03]

Coracina novaehollandiae (Gmelin 1789) BKB15, CC10 [=Turdus novaehollandiae CC10; incl. Colluricincla concinna Hutton 1871 CC10, Graucalus concinnus CC10]

Coracina novaehollandiae melanops (Latham 1802) L03 [=Corvus melanops WS48, Graucalus melanops CC10; incl. Coracina novaehollandiae connectens Mathews 1912 L03, Coracina novaehollandiae didimus Mathews 1912 L03, Coracina novaehollandiae kuehni Hartert 1916 L03, Coracina novaehollandiae westralensis Mathews 1912 L03]

Coracina striata guillemardi (Salvadori 1886) [=Graucalus guillemardi, Artamides guillemardi] L03

Coracina striata sumatrensis (Müller 1843) [incl. Graucalus crissalis Salvadori 1894] L03

*Type species of generic name indicated


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