Pied Triller (Lalage nigra)
Lalage or trillers, is a genus of cuckooshrikes in the Campephagidae family. Their name comes from the loud trilling calls of the males. There are about 12 species which occur in southern Asia and Australasia with a number of species on Pacific islands. They feed mainly on insects and fruit. They build a neat cup-shaped nest high in a tree.
They are fairly small birds, about 15 to 20 cm long. They are mainly black, grey and white in color.
Black-browed Triller (Gray, 1862) (Lalage atrovirens) Rufous-bellied Triller (Temminck, 1827) (Lalage aurea) Long-tailed Triller (Gould, 1838) (Lalage leucopyga) †Norfolk Triller (Gould, 1838) (Lalage leucopyga leucopyga) White-rumped Triller (Walden, 1872) (Lalage leucopygialis) Polynesian Triller (Peale, 1848) (Lalage maculosa) Black-and-white Triller (Blyth, 1861) (Lalage melanoleuca) White-browed Triller (Sclater, 1883) (Lalage moesta) Pied Triller (Forster, 1781) (Lalage nigra) Samoan Triller (Rothschild, 1900) (Lalage sharpei) White-shouldered Triller (Vieillot, 1818) (Lalage sueurii) White-winged Triller (Swainson, 1825) (Lalage tricolor)