Order Passeriformes

Family Aegithinidae

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Traditionally placed alongside Chloropsis and Irena, all three most typically being lumped in Irenidae; genetic work has shown it to be closely related to Malaconotidae and allies#R#R.

  • 11-15 cm.
  • 1 genus, 4 species, 17 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Wells, D. (2019). Ioras (Aegithinidae). 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/52309 on 11 December 2019).