Lineated Cuckoo-shrike
Coracina lineata

The Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands
Vol.2 - Plate No. 5

Length: 23 cm

The Lineated Cucoo-shrike is a cuckoo-shrike with yellow eyes found in New Guinea and the west part of the Papuan Islands as residents. There are 72 species in the cuckoo-shrike family, most of which are sober coloured. Details of their mode of life are not yet known, but they make cup-shaped nests in places about 20 meters above the ground in forests, and cover their nests with green moss. They are entomofagous (eat insects). In this illustration, the bird holding a worm in its beak with stripes under its wings is a male, and the other bird with stripes on its stomach is a female.