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Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike)

Wikipedia Abstract

The black-faced cuckooshrike (Coracina novaehollandiae) is a common omnivorous passerine bird native to Australia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. It has a protected status in Australia, under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974. They are widely distributed in almost any wooded habitat throughout the area, except in rainforests. But they can also occur in urban areas, and are a fairly common sight on power lines in Australian cities such as Sydney and Perth.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.8646
EDGE Score: 1.92638


Adult Weight [1]  120 grams
Birth Weight [2]  8.6 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  30 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  33 %
Forages - Understory [3]  33 %
Forages - Ground [3]  33 %
Clutch Size [4]  2


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
East Melanesian Islands Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu No
Southwest Australia Australia No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No

Prey / Diet

Ficus amplissima[5]
Ficus benghalensis (Indian banyan)[5]
Ficus leucotricha (desert fig)[5]
Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[5]
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper)[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Parasitized by 
Diplotriaena ozouxi <Unverified Name>[7]
Microhadjelia spiralis <Unverified Name>[8]
Microtetrameres coracinae <Unverified Name>[8]
Philopterus goshikidori[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Alice Springs Desert Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
San Diego Zoo
Taronga Zoo


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1A comparative analysis of some life-history traits between cooperatively and non-cooperatively breeding Australian passerines, ALDO POIANI and LARS SOMMER JERMIIN, Evolutionary Ecology, 1994, 8, 471-488
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
6Food of some birds in eastern New South Wales: additions to Barker & Vestjens. Emu 93(3): 195–199
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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