) are a genus
of passerine birds
belonging to the cuckoo-shrike
family Campephagidae. Their name comes from the loud trilling calls of the males. There are about 12 species which occur in southern Asia
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 colour.
Most species are fairly common but the Samoan Triller is considered to be Near Threatened and the Norfolk Island subspecies of the Long-tailed Triller has become extinct.
- Black-and-white Triller, Lalage melanoleuca
- Pied Triller, Lalage nigra
- White-rumped Triller, Lalage leucopygialis
- White-shouldered Triller, Lalage sueurii
- White-winged Triller, Lalage tricolor
- Rufous-bellied Triller, Lalage aurea
- White-browed Triller, Lalage moesta
- Black-browed Triller, Lalage atrovirens
- Varied Triller, Lalage leucomela
- Polynesian Triller, Lalage maculosa
- Samoan Triller, Lalage sharpei
- Long-tailed Triller, Lalage leucopyga
- , ed. (2004) The New Encyclopedia of Birds, Oxford University Press, Oxford.