New World blackbirds and orioles

(Icteridae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Icteridae

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Medium to large-sized songbirds with short and massive to rather long and slender conical bills; many are colorful and sexually dimorphic in both size and coloration

Size

Number of genera, species

25 genera; 103 species

Habitat

Forest, woodlands, marshes, and grassland Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 3 species; Endangered: 4 species; Vulnerable: 4 species; Near Threatened: 1 species; Extinct: 1 species

Distribution

North, Central, and South America (Alaska to Cape Horn)

Distribution

North, Central, and South America (Alaska to Cape Horn)

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