Kai cicadabird

The Kai cicadabird (Edolisoma dispar) is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Kai cicadabird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Campephagidae
Genus: Edolisoma
E. dispar
Binomial name
Edolisoma dispar
(Salvadori, 1878)

Coracina dispar


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Edolisoma dispar". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

The cuckooshrikes and allies in the family Campephagidae are small to medium-sized passerine bird species found in the subtropical and tropical Africa, Asia and Australasia. The roughly 86 species are found in eight (or nine) genera which comprise five distinct groups, the 'true' cuckooshrikes (Campephaga, Coracina, Celebesica, Ceblepyris, Edolisoma, Lobotos, Pteropodocys and Campochaera) the trillers (Lalage), the minivets (Pericrocotus), the flycatcher-shrikes (Hemipus) comprise a total of 316 taxa. The woodshrikes (Tephrodornis) were often considered to be in this family but are probably better placed in their own family, Tephrodornithidae, along with the philentomas and the flycatcher-shrikes. Another genus, Chlamydochaera, which has one species, the black-breasted fruithunter, was often placed in this family but has now been shown to be a thrush (Turdidae).


Edolisoma is a genus of birds in the Campephagidae family. These species were previously placed in the genus Coracina.

It contains the following species:

Admiralty cicadabird (Edolisoma admiralitatis)

New Caledonian cuckooshrike (Edolisoma anale)

Pale cicadabird (Edolisoma ceramense)

Blackish cuckooshrike (Edolisoma coerulescens)

Kai cicadabird (Edolisoma dispar)

Pale-shouldered cicadabird (Edolisoma dohertyi)

Solomons cuckooshrike (Edolisoma holopolium)

Black-shouldered cicadabird (Edolisoma incertum)

Pohnpei cicadabird (Edolisoma insperatum)

Black cicadabird (Edolisoma melas)

Black-bibbed cicadabird (Edolisoma mindanense)

Palau cicadabird (Edolisoma monacha)

Black-bellied cuckooshrike (Edolisoma montanum)

Sulawesi cicadabird (Edolisoma morio)

Yap cicadabird (Edolisoma nesiotis)

White-winged cuckooshrike (Edolisoma ostentum)

Halmahera cuckooshrike (Edolisoma parvulum)

Grey-capped cicadabird (Edolisoma remotum)

Makira cicadabird (Edolisoma salomonis)

Grey-headed cuckooshrike (Edolisoma schisticeps)

Sula cicadabird (Edolisoma sula)

Common cicadabird (Edolisoma tenuirostre)

List of birds of Indonesia

Indonesia, with its vast islands, tropical weather and rainforests is one of the world's richest and most important country in term of biodiversity. In addition to the many resident birds, of which the most important are the 380 endemics, a considerable number of migratory species winter in the country to escape their northern breeding grounds.

The list will be growing, since many new species are discovered every year in many unexplored areas of Indonesia. In December 2005, a honeyeater Melipotes carolae was discovered in Foja Mountains among other new animal and plant species.

In June 2011 there are 123 Indonesian bird species threatened, 18 were categorized as endangered while 31 others endangered and 74 vulnerable.

List of endemic birds of Indonesia

Indonesia has more endemic birds than any other country. Indonesia's size, tropical climate, and archipelagic geography, support the world's second highest level of biodiversity (after Brazil).Most endemic birds are in the Wallacea region of eastern Indonesia. Sulawesi supports twelve endemic bird genera. Of all Indonesian endemic birds, about sixty-one species are threatened: thirty-seven species are listed as vulnerable, twenty-three are endangered and eleven species are listed as critical on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

List of near threatened birds

As of May 2019, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 1012 near threatened avian species. 9.3% of all evaluated avian species are listed as near threatened.

No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

This is a complete list of near threatened avian species evaluated by the IUCN. Where possible common names for taxa are given while links point to the scientific name used by the IUCN.


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