Male Back, Crossover Plumage
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Cuckoo-shrike (Campephagidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)|
|This Photo:||Size Comparison|
Thank you Matt Campbell, Antoni Camozzato & Anthony Paul for confirming the id of this species for us
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), 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.