White-breasted Cuckooshrike

The White-breasted Cuckooshrike is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Distribution of White-breasted cuckooshrike in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. More

The White-breasted Cuckooshrike (Latin name Coracina pectoralis) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 539 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 732 also a picture of the White-breasted Cuckooshrike on page 705. The White-breasted Cuckooshrike belongs to the family of birds classified as Campephagidae. More

Woodpecker, White-breasted Cuckooshrike, African Golden Oriole, Miombo (Northern Grey) and Rufous-bellied Tits, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Red-capped Crombec, Green-capped Eremomela, Stierling's Wren-Warbler, Red-winged Warbler, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, Grey Tit-Flycatcher, Wood Pipit, Retz's (Red-billed) Helmetshrike, Violet-backed Starling, Miombo Double-collared and Western Violet-backed Sunbirds, Orange-winged Pytilia, Black-eared Seed-eater and Cabanis' Bunting. After much effort, we eventually tracked down a pair of Miombo Bearded Scrub-Robins that proved to be very co-operative and ended up singing vociferously above our heads. More

The White-breasted Cuckooshrike can be seen here, probably one of the most southerly points it occurs. Brown-headed Parrot, Retz's Helmet-Shrike, Arnot's Chat, Stierling's Wren-Warbler, Green-capped Eremomela. Edit Habitats The great Letaba River, a Dolorite Ridge, some dams and grasslands, miombo and mopane woodland. Edit Facilities There are hiking trails with huts, walking trails and also a large circular drive. More

White-breasted Cuckooshrike, African Dusky Flycatcher, Piapiac, Baglafetcht Weaver, better views of Brown Twinspot and Abdim’s Stork. The highlights, however, were a pair of Red-headed Lovebird, affectionately allopreening, a confiding pair of Red-winged Pytilia feeding quietly on the ground, a pair of singing Brown-rumped Bunting, and a pair of scarce Gambaga Flycatcher, agitated by the calls of a Pearl-spotted Owlet. More

White-breasted Cuckooshrike Coracina pectoralis 339. Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops 280. Grey Cuckooshrike Coracina caesia 340. Rufous-winged (Black-backed) Cisticola Cisticola galactotes 281. Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis 341. Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis 282. Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 342. Lazy Cisticola Cisticola aberrans 283. African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus 343. Neddicky Cisticola fulvicapilla 284. (Eastern) Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus 344. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Campephagidae
Genus : Coracina
Species : pectoralis
Authority : (Jardine & Selby, 1828)