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Large cuckooshrike

Thai: นกขี้เถ้าใหญ่, nok khithao yai

Binomial name: Coracina macei, René-Primevère Lesson, 1830

The Large Cuckooshrike (Coracina macei) is a species of cuckooshrike found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast 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.

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Scientific classification

Coracina macei

Common names

  • Thai: นกขี้เถ้าใหญ่, nok khithao yai

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Large cuckooshrike, Coracina macei in Thailand

Range map of Coracina macei in Thailand

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