IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Comprehensive Description

Read full entry

Rather large butcherbird with black head and throat, and strong bill slightly hooked at tip. Nominate race has head and neck down to upper breast black; mantle and back variable, black, mottled or largery white depending on amount of white edging on black feathers (possibly varies with age), rump and uppertail-coverts white; upperwing black; conspicuous white patch formed by variable amount of white on upperwing-coverts and tertials; tail black outer rectrices with white tips; underparts bellow upper breast white; iris dark brown or black; bill pale bluish-grey or milky blue, black tip; legs black. Sexes similar in plumage, male larger then female. Juvenile has black feathers of head, breast, back and wing-coverts tipped brown; bill grey. Race hercules is similar in plumage to nominate, but larger (wings 185 mm, nominate 170 mm).

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© New Guinea Birds

Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!