Magpieshrikes

(Cracticidae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Cracticidae

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Crow- to flycatcher-sized pied or dusky, stout-billed songbirds adapted to diverse niches in trees and on the ground

Size

Number of genera, species

5 genera; about 14 species

Habitat

Treed habitat on land, including rainforests, savannas, and pastures with trees

Conservation status

Near Threatened: 1 species; Data Deficient: 1 species

Distribution

Australia and New Guinea, with one outlying species in Borneo

Distribution

Australia and New Guinea, with one outlying species in Borneo

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