Palau Cicadabird

Coracina tenuirostris monacha

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Cuckoo-shrikes (Campephagidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

CORTEN

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Palau Cicadabird has a very small range of 460 square kilometers. This species only occurs in forests on most islands in Palau. The Palau Cicadabird has an estimated population of 12,642 individuals. Although it has a very small range, it is fairly common, has a stable population, and has therefore been given a conservation rating of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Common Cicadabird: Medium, slender, slate-gray bird, black edging in wings, and black tail tip. White spots on undertail. Fairly long wings. Female gray above, black lores, white eyebrow and crescent below eye, white edging in wings, and white-buff below with fine bars on breast and flanks. Juvenile like female but more brown, some streaks below.


Range and Habitat

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Palau Cicadabird SONGS AND CALLS

Palau Cicadabird QQ1

Generally silent, call is an upslurred, whistled "tuweep".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"tuweep"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Palau Cicadabird may also be known as the Slender-billed Cicadabird,
  • The Palauan name for this species is "Kiuidukall."
  • They prefer temperate and tropical forests. They can also be found in logged forests, forests edge, swamps and mangroves.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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