Kai Cicadabird (Coracina dispar) - HBW 10, p. 88
French: Échenilleur des Kaï
Spanish: Oruguero de las Kai
Taxonomy: Edoliosoma dispar Salvadori, 1878, Kei Bandan, Kai Islands.
Sometimes retained in the genus Edoliosoma. Forms a superspecies with C. tenuirostris, C. dohertyi, C. sula and C. salomonis. Has been regarded as conspecific with first of those; two individuals of present taxon collected in Seram Laut (Maar I) together with immature male evidently of C. tenuirostris (possibly of race amboinensis), although identity of latter questionable; considered better to treat present taxon as a separate species, pending resolution of the question of apparent sympatry on Maar. Monotypic.
Distribution: Seram Laut Is (Gorong, Manawoka, Maar, Panjang), Banda Is, Watubela Is (Tiur), Tayandu Is (Manggur), Kai Is, and E Lesser Sundas (Romang, Damar, Tanimbar).
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A male perched in a tree, preening, shaking the plumage, stretching the wings and flying away. Locality Yamdena, Tanimbar Islands, Lesser Sundas (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 3 November 2011 1 year ago 23 sec 3.8
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