Cuckoo-shrikes, Figbird and Oriole

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina novaehollandiae
Common breeding species. A large proportion of the population is migratory.

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina papuensis
Rare vagrant to the tablelands, appearing at any time of the year.


Coracina tenuirostris
Uncommon migrant, passing through the urban area and the tablelands en route to the wetter forests of the western ranges.
Uncommon breeding migrant in somewhat threatened habitat.

Australasian Figbird

Sphecotheres vieilloti
Very rare vagrant. First ACT record Dec. 2009, from Curtin. (Awaiting publication).
Uncommon breeding migrant, present for a long period over the warmer months. Mostly confined to the tablelands.