Species of Thailand

Lesser cuckooshrike

Lalage fimbriata, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1824

(In Thai: นกเฉี่ยวบุ้งเล็ก)

The lesser cuckooshrike (Lalage fimbriata) is a species of bird in the family Campephagidae.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.

It is small, short-tailed, shrike-like bird, 20 cm in length. The male is dark grey, paler below with contrasting dark, blackish flight feathers, and a blackish head. The tail is also black with light tips, ranging from white to greyish. The female is paler with pale barring on underside. Immature birds are browner with grey and white barring or spotting on the pale breast. The iris is brown, and the bill and feet are black.

It is resident across the Malay Peninsula and the Greater Sundas, where it is an occasional bird of lowland and hill forest (up to 1000 m on Sumatra, and 1500 m on Java). The lesser cuckooshrike prefers primary forest but also visits surrounding cultivated areas and plantations and gardens. It generally keeps to treetops, where it can be seen singly or in pairs and often in mixed flocks. In winter small flocks form. Its diet consists of insects.

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Campephagidae
Genus
Lalage
Species
Lalage fimbriata

Common names

  • Thai: นกเฉี่ยวบุ้งเล็ก

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Lesser cuckooshrike, Lalage fimbriata in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Thale Ban National Park
Range map of Lalage fimbriata in Thailand