Cuckoo-shrikes in Uganda

Cuckoo-shrikes in Uganda

February 6, 2022
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There are 8 species of the cuckoo-shrikes that occur in Uganda of the 84 in total that occur in the world. These birds basically inhabit in the forests of Asia, Africa, the East Indies, and Australia.

They are about 5 to 14 inches in length. They have curves bills and bristle nostrils. Their wings are pointed with long tails and very short legs. They majorly feed on insects and fruits, mostly berries.

Cuckoo shrikes are usually gray or black. Minivets are more brightly colored in reds and yellows.

Black Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga flava

Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga quiscalina

Grauer’s Cuckoo-shrike Coracina graueri

White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike Coracina pectoralis

Blue Cuckoo-shrike Coracina azurea

Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga phoenicea

Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga petiti

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