Order Passeriformes

Family Corcoracidae

Australian Mudnesters
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Previously placed with Grallina in a family Grallinidae, but now established as a separate family, closest to Paradisaeidae and Melampittidae#R#R #R. Family-group name Struthideidae has priority over Corcoracidae, but latter has been formally protected, following application#R to ICZN; in past, both Corcorax and Struthidea were at times considered to constitute monospecific families, so both names were simultaneously in use.

  • 29-50 cm.
  • 2 genera, 2 species, 4 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Rowley, I., Russell, E. & Bonan, A. (2019). Australian Mudnesters (Corcoracidae). 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/52363 on 11 December 2019).