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  1. Nests of Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes are constructed on the angle of a fork. They are rather shallow, small baskets, often shaped flat as a saucer, and sometimes quite rudimentary affairs (similar to the nests of Tawny Frogmouths).. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike on its nest, with its partner nearby and an immature Olive-backed Oriole right by them that is not considered to be a threat and therefore.
  2. I think this is a Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike, not the best photos as it kept flitting around the tree too fast for my lens to focus. And then it had to stick it's head behind a small twig in the best side shot I managed to get. Image matches photo in my "Fleurieu Birds" by Peter Gower, and similar to the image on Bird .
  3. May 04,  · These guys spend most of their time high up in the trees and have a quiet soft call which is hard to get a good recording of. Occasionally they will sit on a fence and eat insects off the ground.
  4. Sep 20,  · Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike. Black Faced Cuckoo Shrikes are shy, unassuming passerine birds who subsist mostly on insects and occasional fruits and seeds, typically feeding on the wing. Continuing the tradition of European colonists struggling to comprehend Australian native wildlife, Black Faced Cuckoo Shrikes belong to the Coracina family; they.
  5. Sep 13,  · Hi all, A Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike has been seen and photographed on Nolan Rd, Wairamarama, Waikato. It was first seen at least 8 weeks ago (!!), and was present "yesterday or the day before" according to the land-owner who had previously reported the bird to the South Auckland Birds NZ branch about a month ago, and submitted a UBR to the Records Assessment Comittee (though as .
  6. The Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike - Coracina novaehollandiae - has grey back, neck and crown, white and pale grey breast, black face and throat. Flight feathers are dark, white edged. Males and females are similar; juveniles have a black eye-stripe, pale throat and fine barring on the breast and belly.
  7. The Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike is grey with a black face and throat, and white underparts. They are sometimes called Shufflewings because of their habit of shuffling their wings up and down after landing.
  8. Nov 08,  · On this occasion I found a juvenile Little Raven waiting patiently to be fed, a Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike hunting for food in a large Plain Tree and a beautiful Silvereye at Point Ormond. I am so focussed on the birds that I often forget to take a few landscapes .
  9. Cuckoo-shrikes are elegant birds, generally of grey, black and white, which characteristically refold their wings a number of times on landing in a tree. Their purposeful undulating flight is reminiscent of the cuckoo, while the broadened bill is similar to that of old-world shrikes – hence the name.

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