Order Passeriformes

Family Paramythiidae

Painted Berrypeckers
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  • Rather robust small to medium-sized passerines with long wiry black filoplumes on flanks; colour patterns bold and contrasting.
  • New Guinea.
  • Montane forest.
  • 12-22 cm.
  • 2 genera, 2 species, 5 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Coates, B. & Bonan, A. (2017). Painted Berrypeckers (Paramythiidae). 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/52348 on 27 March 2017).