Order Passeriformes

Family Ptilonorhynchidae

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Traditionally grouped with Paradisaeidae, but now considered to belong among “basal oscines”, being sister to Climacteridae#R.

  • 22-37 cm.
  • 8 genera, 20 species, 43 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Frith, C., Frith, D. & Bonan, A. (2019). Bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchidae). 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/52368 on 11 December 2019).