Order Passeriformes

Family Philepittidae

Only subscribers have complete access to the families of the HBW Alive. To make the most of all of HBW's features, discover our subscriptions now!
HBW Alive Plans & Pricing  Why subscribe

Vertical Tabs

  • 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. (2019). 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 7 December 2019).