Order Passeriformes

Family Chloropseidae

Leafbirds
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General

Sometimes included in Irenidae. Species sequence follows recent genetic study, which confirms some splits proposed on basis of morphology and suggests additional phylogenetic species#R.

  • 14-21 cm.
  • 1 genus, 13 species, 27 taxa.
  • 3 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Wells, D. (2017). Leafbirds (Chloropseidae). 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/52308 on 30 March 2017).