Order Passeriformes

Family Grallinidae

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  • Medium-sized passerines with small head, longish slender bill, long legs and fairly long tail; plumage distinctively black and white.
  • Australia, New Guinea and Timor.
  • One species near upland streams, the other in open habitats with water source.
  • 20-30 cm.
  • 1 genus, 2 species, 3 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Tingay, S., Tingay, A. & Bonan, A. (2017). Mudlarks (Grallinidae). 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/52362 on 27 March 2017).