Order Passeriformes

Family Eupetidae

Jewel-babblers and allies
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  • Small to medium-sized passerines, most with rounded wings and strongly developed legs, rather long to very long tail sometimes fan-shaped, and fairly straight bill; plumage highly variable, from all black to variegated brown, grey, black and white.
  • Australia and New Guinea; one species in SE Asia.
  • Forest, woodland and arid desert.
  • 16-30 cm.
  • 7 genera, 18 species, 50 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Boles, W. (2017). Jewel-babblers and allies (Eupetidae). 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/52333 on 27 March 2017).