Order Passeriformes

Family Campephagidae

Cuckoo-shrikes
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General
  • Small to medium-sized passerines with broad-based bill, moderately long tail and thick, erectile rump feathers; some species brightly coloured.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa, Malagasy, south and east Asia, Australasia and western Pacific islands.
  • Forest, woodland, savanna, scrub and mangroves.
  • 13-38 cm.
  • 11 genera, 99 species, 300 taxa.
  • 9 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2017). Cuckoo-shrikes (Campephagidae). 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/52305 on 30 March 2017).