|Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Coracina
The Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike is distributed throughout most of Australia including Tasmania and in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. It is found in a large variety of habitats including, forest, woodlands, scrublands and gardens.
|The nominate sub-species in Tasmania (photos 1 and 2) is
mid-grey on the upperparts with a black face and throat. The breast is mid-grey while the rest of
the underparts are white. The tail has a white tip.
The race in most of mainland Australia is the sub-species C. n. melanops (photos 3 to 6) which is a paler grey above and below and has a proportionately longer bill.
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