Order Passeriformes

Family Conopophagidae

Gnateaters
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General
  • Small, diurnal birds with a stocky shape, short tail, short, rounded wings, proportionately long legs, and flattened, weakly uncinate bill; most with conspicuous white postocular tufts.
  • Neotropical Region.
  • Humid and semi-humid forest and woodland.
  • 10-16 cm.
  • 1 genus, 8 species, 21 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Whitney, B. (2017). Gnateaters (Conopophagidae). 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/52293 on 27 March 2017).