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Coracina striata ssp. cebuensis (Ogilvie-Grant)

Cebu Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina striata ssp. cebuensis)

The Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike includes 14 subspecies which occur from the mainland of Southeast-Asia to the Philippines.

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The subspecies that once was restricted to the island of Cebu, Philippines, was described in 1896, originally as a distinct species. 

The bird reached a size of about 30 cm, it was more or less completely grey in color.

The Cebu Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike has last been recorded in 1906, it disappeared sometimes after that date due to the almost complete deforestation of the island’s forests.

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edited: 18.06.2019