Corvus

Belongs within: Corvidae. The crows of the genus Corvus are large, predominantly black passerine birds. Crows are mostly generalist feeders, and are found in most parts of the world. The largest species (and the largest-bodied of all passerine birds) is the raven Corvus corax, which is found scattered throughout the Palaearctic region. The phylogenetic analysis… Continue reading Corvus

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Lanius

Belongs within: Corvoidea. The genus Lanius contains the northern shrikes of Eurasia, Africa and North America. Shrikes are predatory passerines with sharply hooked bills that feed on insects and small vertebrates, and are known for their habit of caching prey by pinning it on thorns. The yellow-billed shrike Corvinella corvina of tropical Africa is a… Continue reading Lanius

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Paradisaeidae

Belongs within: Corvoidea. The Paradisaeidae, birds of paradise, are a group of stout-billed birds found in northern Australasia. Males of this family are often extremely colourful and/or ornately plumed, and may perfom complex mating displays. The manucodes of the genera Manucodia and Phonygammus have iridescent blackish plumage and loud, trumpeting calls. On hybrid birds Published… Continue reading Paradisaeidae

Coracina

Belongs within: Campephagidae.Contains: Coracina papuensis. Coracina, cuckooshrikes, is a genus of insectivorous birds, most diverse in insular southeast Asia and Australasia, with predominantly grey plumage and often more or less dark faces. Coracina Vieillot 1816CC10 [incl. Ceblepyris Cuvier 1816B94, Graucalus Cuvier 1816B94; Ceblepyridae, Graucalidae] |–+–C. cinereaJT12 | `–+–C. pectoralisBKB15 | `–+–C. caesiaBKB15 | `–C. graueri… Continue reading Coracina

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Lalage

Belongs within: Campephagidae.Contains: Lalage leucomela, Lalage maculosa. Lalage, the trillers, is a genus of small insectivorous birds, found in southern Asia and Australasia, that are commonly patterned in black, grey and white. Lalage Boie 1826 [incl. Diaphoropterus Oberholser 1899, Symmorphus Gould 1838 non Wesmael 1836]CC10 | i. s.: L. aureaJT12 | L. banksianaS13 | L.… Continue reading Lalage

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Myiagra

Belongs within: Monarchidae. Myiagra is a genus of flycatchers found in Australasia, members of which have blue or blue-black, crested crowns, often with blue upperparts and pale underparts. <==Myiagra Vigors & Horsfield 1827CC10 [incl. Seisura Vigors & Horsfield 1827B94, Submyiagra Mathews 1913CC10; Seisuridae] |–+–M. alectoJT12 | | |–M. a. alectoJ06 | | |–M. a. chalybeocephalaJ06… Continue reading Myiagra

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Monarcha

Belongs within: Monarchidae. Monarcha is a genus of monarch flycatchers, commonly with dark upperparts and rufous underparts, found in Australasia. <==Monarcha Vigors & Horsfield 1827CC10 |–+–M. godeffroyiBKB15 | `–M. takatsukasaeBKB15 [=Metabolus takatsukasaeOF19] `–+–Metabolus rugensisBKB15 `–+–M. cinerascensBKB15 `–+–+–M. castaneiventrisBKB15 | `–M. richardsiiJT12 `–+–M. fraterBKB15 `–M. melanopsis (Vieillot 1818)BKB15, CC10 (see below for synonymy) |–M. m. melanopsisM03… Continue reading Monarcha

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Artamus

Belongs within: Corvides. Artamus, the woodswallows, is a genus of plump, highly aerial birds with long, pointed wings found in southern Asia and Australasia. <==Artamus Vieillot 1816CC10 [incl. Leptopteryx Horsfield 1821B94, Ocypterus Cuvier 1816B94; Leptopterygidae, Ocypteridae] | i. s.: A. fuscusJT12 | A. insignisJT12 | ‘Lanius’ leucogaster [=Ocypterus leucogaster]W66 | A. maximusJT12 | A. melanoleucusS13… Continue reading Artamus

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Lalage maculosa

Belongs within: Lalage. The Polynesian triller Lalage maculosa is a widespread bird on islands of the south-west Pacific, with a heavy bill and short tail. Populations vary in plumage but they mostly have a low level of sexual dimorphism (with females being ‘masculine’ in appearance), reduced barring on the underside, a pronounced white pattern on… Continue reading Lalage maculosa

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‘Coracina’ tenuirostris

Belongs within: Campephagidae. The common cicadabird Coracina tenuirostris is a small, slender cuckoo-shrike with a relatively slender bill found from Indonesia to eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands. Males are grey with a more or less developed black mask and contrasting silver-grey edges on wing coverts and secondaries. Females are dull brown with ventral barring.… Continue reading ‘Coracina’ tenuirostris

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