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Information for Varied triller - Lalage leucomela

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Varied triller
Lalage leucomela

A member of the cuckoo-shrike family, varied trillers a common in the Daintree Rainfores where they like the warm humid environment.

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Varied triller - Female - Lalage leucomela - Photo by Alex Pawlow

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They have a diet of fruit and insects, and can be seen working their way through the canopy and lower branches.

The males are mainly black above and white underneath, and the females are more is similar, but is a brownish colour and has more distinct baring across the chest.