Campephagidae


This moderately large family is confined to the Old World, ranging from Africa to the south-west Pacific, but comprises five quite distinctive groups of birds. The generally grey cuckoo-shrikes are by far the largest group, followed by the very colourful minivets and typically black-and-white trillers. The two remaining groups each consist of two species, all restricted to South and Southeast Asia. The name ‘cuckoo-shrike’ stems from the superficial resemblance of some species to cuckoos, with their slender shape, short legs and mainly grey plumage, as well as to shrikes, with a hooked tip to the bill. Cuckoo-shrikes also have a characteristic habit of shuffling their wings upon alighting, as if the wings do not fold comfortably. All members of this family eat insects obtained from the forest canopy, but some also take fruit. Many species are social. Eleven members of this family occur in Java, comprising four species of cuckoo-shrikes, two trillers, three minivets, one flycatcher-shrike and a woodshrike.

Flight: Fast, shallow wingbeats, sometimes alternating with short glides (undulating), often accompanied by calls.

Dengar Suaranya

*Kepudang Sungu Jawa

*Kapasan Kemiri

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  1. Hi there,

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    Mehd.
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