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Cicadabird Coracina tenuirostris

Described by: Jardine (1831)
Alternate common name(s): Common Cicadabird, Slender billed Cicadabird, Slender-billed Greybird, Slender-billed Graybird, Long-billed Cicadabird, Jardine Triller, Jardine Caterpiller-eater, Palau Cicadabird, Yap Cicadabird, Pohnpei Cicadabird, Grey-capped Cicadabird, Gray-capped Cicadabird
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Dec 1, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Nov, 2003 © Tom Tarrant  Taja, Papua, Indonesia - 2004 © Mehd Halaouate  Biak Island, Papua, Indonesia - 2004 © Mehd Halaouate 
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E. Lesser Sundas, Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea, Bismark Archipelago, Solomon Is., n. and e. Australia;
Fragmented island distribution;
(1) Palau Is.
(2) Caroline Is. (Yap Is.).
(3) Caroline Is. (Pohnpei Is.).
(4) Banggai Islands (Peleng Is. and Banggai Is.).
(5) S. Sulawesi.
(6) Tukangbesi Is. (Kaledupa and Tomea).
(7) Tanahjampea Is.
(8) Kalaotoa Is.
(9) E. Lesser Sundas (Timor). Tentatively includes birds from Lomblen and Seram Laut.
(10) N. Moluccas (Morotai, Halmahera, Becan, Ternate, Tidore, Banda and Watubela Is.).
(11) C. Moluccas (Obi Is. and Bisa Is.).
(12) S. Moluccas (Ambon Is., Seram Is. and Seram Laut).
(13) W. Papuan Is. (Waigeo Is.).
(14) Numfor Is. in Geelvink Bay.
(15) Biak Geelvink Bay.
(16) W. Papuan Is. (Kofiau Is., Salawati, and Misool Is.), New Guinea, and D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago.
(17) Aru Is. and coastal sw. New Guinea e. to Fly River lowlands and Daru Is.
(18) Amiralty Is.
(19) N. Bismarck Archipelago (St. Matthias Is. and Storm Is.).
(20) Bismarck Archipelago (New Ireland, New Hanover and Duke of York).
(21) Bismarck Archipelago (Tabar, Lihir Is. and Tanga Is. off New Ireland).
(22) Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain).
(23) Bismarck Archipelago (Rook Is. or Umboi).
(24) Louisiade Archipelago (Tagula Is. and Misima Is.).
(25) E. Louisiade Archipelago (Rossel Is.).
(26) N. and c. Solomon Is. (Buka Is., Bougainville Is., Choiseul Is., New Georgia Group, and Santa Isabel)
(27) Sc. Solomon Is. (Russell Is. and Pavuvu Is.).
(28) S. Solomon Is. (Guadalcanal, Malaita, Florida, and Savo Is.).
(29) N. Australia (ex. ne. Western Australia (Melville Is. and Kimberleys), ex. n. Northern Territory e. to Arnhem Land (Buffalo Creek and Howard Springs near Darwin) and n. Queensland (Atherton Tablelands at Kingfisher Park and Tinaroo Creek Road in the Atherton Tablelands and tentatively to the Cape York Peninsula).
(30) E. Australia (ne. Queensland s. of Cape York Peninsula, e. New South Wales (Glen Davis n. of Sidney), Australian Capital Territory (Tidbinbella on the Fishing Gap Trail and Brindabellas) and e. Victoria e. to the Melbourne area).
Nonbreeding birds move n. to se. New Guinea where there is possibly a resident population.


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


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