Although some cuckoo-shrikes are brightly colored and many are vocal, almost all are relatively unobtrusive and often overlooked by humans. They have little or no significance in either a cultural or agricultural context.
1. Varied triller (Lalage leucomela); 2. Blue cuckoo-shrike (Coracina azurea); 3. Mauritius cuckoo-shrike (Coracina typica); 4. Fiery minivet (Peri-crocotus igneus); 5. Black-winged flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus hirundinaceus); 6. Golden cuckoo-shrike (Campochaera sloetii); 7. Western wattled cuckoo-shrike (Campephaga lobata); 8. Red-shouldered cuckoo-shrike (Campephaga phoenicea). (Illustration by Emily Damstra)
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