Order Passeriformes

Family Philepittidae

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  • Small, short-tailed, largely frugivorous and nectarivorous forest birds, males brightly coloured, two species with long, decurved bill.
  • Madagascar.
  • Lowland to high-altitude rainforest, humid valleys in dry deciduous forest.
  • 9-16 cm.
  • 2 genera, 4 species, 4 taxa.

Recommended citation

Hawkins, F. (2018). Asities (Philepittidae). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52288 on 25 March 2018).