Coracina tenuirostris

Coracina tenuirostris

cicada bird

(Cicadabird)

FAMILY

Campephagidae

Species

Coracina tenuirostris

Common name

Cicadabird

Main colour(s)

Grey or brown

Distinctive feature

Cicada-like trill, size 24-26 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Male is blue-grey in colour with a black eyebrow and some of the tail feathers are black edged with grey. The female is brown with a paler brown eyebrow and paler underparts with brown bars. legs and feet grey, eyes black, bill black. Woodlands as along the eastern margin of the campus are preferred habitats. Photograph by courtesy of Ian Montgomery, www.birdway.com.au