Order Passeriformes

Family Grallinidae

Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the recently published HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this family is no longer valid and the relevant species are now considered as part of the family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae).
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  • Medium-sized passerines with small head, longish slender bill, long legs and fairly long tail; plumage distinctively black and white.
  • Australia, New Guinea and Timor.
  • One species near upland streams, the other in open habitats with water source.
  • 20-30 cm.
  • 0 genera, 0 species, 0 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Tingay, S., Tingay, A. & Bonan, A. (2017). Mudlarks (Grallinidae). 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/52362 on 24 November 2017).