Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
In Flight
Ellura
White-winged Triller
Male Back, Eclipse Plumage
 
    
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Cuckoo-shrike (Campephagidae)
Species: Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
This Photo:     Size Comparison

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
These were all on the same tree in the same photo. Brown Falcon, Willie Wagtail & Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
A fairly large pretty grey bird with a distinctive black face, blending through to grey and then white under.
Swoops as it flies.
Similar to a Grey Shrike-thrush from the back, but larger.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Apr-2014
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)