These birds have a curious habit of shuffling their wings upon landing, a practice that gave rise to the name 'shufflewing'. It is a widespread and common species. These birds can be found in wooded habitats, with the exception of rainforests.
Black-faced cuckooshrikes feed on insects and other invertebrates, also some seeds and fruit.
30 cm length
The black-faced cuckooshrike is a common omnivorous passerine bird native to Australia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. It has a protected status in Australia, under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974.