Order Passeriformes

Family Artamidae

Woodswallows and Butcherbirds
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 now contains species that were formerly considered to comprise the family Butcherbirds (Cracticidae). See link for information on this group.
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Incorporates Cracticidae, whose species now constitute subfamilies Peltopsinae and Cracticinae.

  • 12-21 cm.
  • 6 genera, 24 species, 68 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Rowley, I., Russell, E. & Bonan, A. (2019). Woodswallows and Butcherbirds (Artamidae). 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/52364 on 14 December 2019).