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Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike

The Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina melaschistos), also known as the Smaller Grey Cuckoo-Shrike, is a species of cuckoo shrike found in South to Southeast Asia. It is distributed from Northeast Pakistan through the lower Himalayan region (Uttaranchal, Nepal, Arunachal Pradesh and into the hills of NE Myanmar continuing to China and Southeast Asia. It winters in the foothills, occasionally longer distances. Its habitat is open forest and groves.

This bird is a medium sized dark cuckoo shrike with unbarred, gray underparts. The male is dark gray above with contrasting black wings and tail. Wide white feather tips on the underside of the tail. The female is paler with faint barring on the underside. The call is a loud twit twit to we, descending in scale.

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Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike