Cuckoo-shrikes (Campephagidae)

Mauritius Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina typica) - HBW 10, p. 84

French: Échenilleur de Maurice German: Mauritiusraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de Mauricio

Taxonomy: Oxynotus typicus Hartlaub, 1865, Mauritius.
Sometimes placed in a separate genus Coquus. Forms a superspecies with C. newtoni. No other obviously close relatives; plumage similarities (including marked sexual dichromatism and sequence of immature plumages) with Australasian C. tenuirostris, C. schisticeps and C. melas may indicate either common ancestry or convergence. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Mauritius.

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