Order Passeriformes

Family Aegithinidae

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  • Small, arboreal insectivores with straight, rather long, notch-tipped, pale bill, and minute rictal bristles; plumage combining greens, yellows, black and white, with unusually long flank feathers silky white.
  • Oriental Region.
  • Thorny acacia savanna to deciduous and evergreen lowland forests, extending to mangroves, secondary growth, plantations and wooded gardens.
  • 11-15 cm.
  • 1 genus, 4 species, 17 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Wells, D. (2017). Ioras (Aegithinidae). 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/52309 on 27 March 2017).