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National Parks and Conservation Services

Mauritius Cuckoo-Shrike

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Mauritius Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina typical)
Family: CAMPEPHAGIDAE


This insectivorous bird dwells in the remaining areas of native forests in Mauritius. The male birds are grey black while the females are reddish brown in colour.

Estimated No. of individuals in 1975: 420-440

Estimated No. of individuals in 2000: 600-700