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  • Medium-sized, brightly coloured birds with short, hook-tipped bill, short legs, medium-length wings, and sometimes long tail-streamers.
  • Old World.
  • Open woodland, savanna woodland, forest edge, some species in lowland rainforest or at its margins; in warm climes.
  • 25-40 cm.
  • 2 genera, 12 species, 31 taxa.
  • 2 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.