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McGregor's cuckooshrike

McGregor's cuckooshrike
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Campephagidae
Genus: Malindangia
Mearns, 1907
Species:
M. mcgregori
Binomial name
Malindangia mcgregori
Mearns, 1907
Synonyms
  • Coracina mcgregori

McGregor's cuckooshrike (Malindangia mcgregori) or the sharp-tailed cuckooshrike, is a species of bird in the family Campephagidae. It is endemic to Mindanao island (Philippines).

This species was formerly placed in the genus Coracina. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2010 found the genus Coracina was non-monophyletic. In the resulting reorganization to create monophyletic genera, McGregor's cuckooshrike is the only species placed in the resurrected genus Malindangia.[2][3]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Malindangia mcgregori". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22706626A118480538. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22706626A118480538.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ Jønsson, K.A.; Bowie, R.C.K.; Nylander, J.A.A.; Christidis, L.; Norman, J.A.; Fjeldså, J. (2010). "Biogeographical history of cuckoo-shrikes (Aves: Passeriformes): transoceanic colonization of Africa from Australo-Papua". Journal of Biogeography. 37 (9): 1767–1781. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02328.x. S2CID 52105369.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Bristlehead, butcherbirds, woodswallows, ioras, cuckooshrikes, Shriketit". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 23 August 2019.


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