Black-faced Cuckooshrike
Native to Australia, New Guinea
and the Solomon Islands...may
flock in groups of 100 birds.
Coracina novaehollandiae
(L 13")
Cattana Wetlands
Cairns
26Oct2015
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. 
(Francis Duggan)