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SPECIES INFO

The shrikebills are a genus, Clytorhynchus, of monarch flycatchers. The five species have long laterally compressed bills similar to true shrikes that give them their names. The genus is endemic to the islands of Melanesia and western Polynesia.

The shrikebills are insectivorous, and use their large heavy bills to explore tangles of dead leaves and dead wood; an unusual foraging strategy for their family. Their diet may also include small fruits and lizards.

It contains the following species:

    • Southern Shrikebill, Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides
    • Fiji Shrikebill, Clytorhynchus vitiensis
      • Manu'a Shrikebill, Clytorhynchus (vitiensis) powelli "? possibly extinct (1990s?)
    • Black-throated Shrikebill, Clytorhynchus nigrogularis
    • Santa Cruz Shrikebill or Nendo Shrikebill, Clytorhynchus sanctaecrucis - formerly in C. nigrogularis
    • Rennell Shrikebill, Clytorhynchus hamlini





                                     



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