Order Passeriformes

Family Epthianuridae

Australian Chats
Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the recently published HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this family is no longer valid and the relevant species are now considered as part of the family Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae).
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General
  • Small passerines with rotund body, short, broad and rounded wings, shortish tail with squarish or slightly rounded tip, short slender bill generally straight, fairly long and thin legs and rather weak feet; plumage mostly quite bright, male of one species with much red.
  • Australia.
  • Low shrubs and other vegetation, mostly in arid and semi-arid areas.
  • 11-14 cm.
  • 0 genera, 0 species, 0 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Matthew, J. (2017). Australian Chats (Epthianuridae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52337 on 25 September 2017).