Order Passeriformes

Family Locustellidae

Grasshopper-warblers and Grassbirds
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General

Recently erected family#R#R; constituents previously placed in a broad family Sylviidae, typically in subfamilies Megalurinae and Acrocephalinae, as well as a few species previously listed in a broad version of Timaliidae. Internal structure, including addition and removal of various taxa, has steadily been clarified in recent years by series of genetic studies#R#R#R#R; several elements yet to be tested genetically, so some further changes expected. Previously listed as Megaluridae, but (as currently constituted) name Locustellidae has priority#R.

Recommended citation

(2017). Grasshopper-warblers and Grassbirds (Locustellidae). 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/1343539 on 25 September 2017).