Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Large Cuckoo-Shrike

Mhow, Indore, Madhya Pradesh


Camera: SONY DSC H9

Common Name: Large Cuckoo-shrike

Taxonomic Name: Coracina macei
According to the Wikipedia: "The Large Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina macei, is a species of cuckooshrike found in south and south east Asia. They are mostly insectivorous and usually fly just above the forest canopy. They have a loud call Klu-eep and have a characteristic habit of shrugging their closed wings shortly after landing on a perch."
Thanks to Sumit Sen, founder of Birds of India (www.kolkatabirds.com) for helping me in identifying this species.

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