Order Passeriformes

Family Atrichornithidae

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  • Small, largely terrestrial, highly secretive birds with short, rounded wings, broad and rather long tail often carried cocked, long and strong legs with well-muscled thighs.
  • South-west and eastern Australia.
  • Dense undergrowth in scrub, thicket and forest.
  • 17-23 cm.
  • 1 genus, 2 species, 3 taxa.
  • 2 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Danks, A. & Bonan, A. (2019). Scrub-birds (Atrichornithidae). 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/52299 on 10 December 2019).