Black cuckooshrike

Campephaga flava

The black cuckooshrike is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family.
Black cuckooshrike Unexpected visitor this afternoon, never seen one before so made my day. This is the male which looks completely different to the female which is more beige streaked with yellow. I think I saw it earlier but too deep in the trees to get a photo. I shall have to keep my eyes peeled! Black cuckooshrike,Campephaga flava,Geotagged,South Africa,Winter,birds,cuckooshrikes,south africa

Distribution

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Black Cuckooshrike (Campephaga flava) Taken in March 2015, in Salima, Malawi. Africa,Black cuckooshrike,Campephaga,Campephaga flava,Campephagidae,Geotagged,Malawi,Passeriformes,Summer,bird,cuckooshrike

Habitat

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyCampephagidae
GenusCampephaga
SpeciesC. flava
Photographed in
Malawi
South Africa