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Range DescriptionCracticus louisiadensis is endemic to Tagula (= Sudest) Island (c.700 km2) in the Louisiade Archipelago of Papua New Guinea (Coates 1990). Ten were seen on the only visit to the island in recent years, during a 10-day trek from the north coast up to Mt Riu in 1992 (I. Burrows in litt. 1994). Over half of the forest on Tagula is already degraded and logging must remain a threat to all the lowland forest (Beehler 1993) although it may be similar to the allospecific Hooded Butcherbird C. cassicus is common and adaptable in forest edge habitat.