Native to Australia, New Guinea
and the Solomon Islands...may
flock in groups of 100 birds.
Coacina means small raven.
Is protected in Australia.
Is neither a cuckoo or a shrike
...is in the Campephagidae
family with about 86 species.
You know that bird the black face cuckoo shrike
He’s one who does not have a look alike
In darkened face and cloak of silvery gray
I see them often though not every day.