Cuckoo-shrikes in Uganda
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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