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White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina papuensis

Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1788)
Alternate common name(s): White-bellied Cuckooshrike, White-breasted Cuckooshrike, White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike, Little Cuckooshrike, Little Cuckoo-shrike, Robust Cuckooshrike, Robust Cuckoo-shrike, Papuan Graybird, Papuan Greybird, Papuan Cuckooshrike, Papuan Cuckoo-shrike
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia - Aug, 2005 © Nancy Bell 
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Moluccas, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands, n. and e. Australia;
Fragmented island populations;
(1) Lesser Sundas (Kisar, Sermata, and Luang) and Kai Is. N. Moluccas (Morotai and Halmahera s. to Obi). W. Papuan Is. (Waigeo, Salawati, Misool, and Batanta Is.). W. and n. New Guinea and Yapen Is.
(2) Tanimbar Is.
(3) C. to se. New Guinea.
(4) Sc. New Guinea.
(5) Louisiade Archipelago (Tagula Is.).
(6) Se. New Guinea (Trans-Fly region), islands in the Torres Strait, and ne. Australia (n. Queensland, Cape York Peninsula).
(7) Coastal n. Australia (Melville Is., Cobourg Peninsula, and shores of Van Diemen Gulf).
(8) N. Australia (ex. ne. Western Australia (Kimberley), through the n. Northern Territory to Gulf of Carpentaria, ex. nw. Queensland).
Nonbreeding birds probably of this race occur in the Kai Is. and Aru Is.
(9) E. Australia (ne. Queensland s. to ne. New South Wales).
(10) Coastal se. Australia (ex. se. South Australia w. to Adelaide area, and Victoria.
Nonbreeding birds move n. to c. and e. New South Wales, and s. Queensland.
(11) Bismarck Archipelago (Rooke, New Britain, New Ireland, New Hanover and Duke of York Is.).
Solomon Is.:
(12) N. Solomon Is. (Bougainville, Choiseul, Isabel Is., and Florida Is.).
(13) C. and s. Solomon Is. (New Georgia, Rendova and Guadalcanal Is.).
(14) Se. Solomon Is. (Malaita Is.).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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