Order Passeriformes

Family Melanocharitidae

Berrypeckers and Longbills
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  • Small passerines, mostly rather dull-coloured, morphologically variable, two quite short-tailed and stubby-billed, three longer-tailed and with rather slender, straight bill, one with long straight bill, and four with short tail and proportionately long, decurved bill.
  • New Guinea.
  • Forest.
  • 7-15 cm.
  • 4 genera, 10 species, 32 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Gregory, P. & Bonan, A. (2017). Berrypeckers and Longbills (Melanocharitidae). 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/52347 on 27 March 2017).