Lesser Cuckooshrike

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Scientific Name: Lalage fimbriata

Malay Name: Selancang-Kelabu Melayu

Chinese Name: 缨鹃鵙

Range: Breeding Range: (OR) Southeast Asia

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: neglecta, culminata, schierbrandi, compta, fimbriata.

Local Subspecies: culminata

Size: 19-20.5 cm

Identification: Male has dark grey upperparts with lighter grey underparts and belly. Lores and ear coverts darker grey than rest of body, with black wings. Female similar, with barred underparts. 

Habitat: Forest.

Behaviour/Ecology: – 

Local Status: Former resident and very rare visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

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BirdLife International. (2016). Lalage fimbriata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22706639A94081257.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023