Orthonychidae

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Orthonychidae

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Small, stocky ground birds with powerful legs and shafts of tail feathers extending as spines

Size

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 3 species

Habitat

Rainforest and contiguous thick, low secondary growth

Conservation status

Not threatened

Distribution

Eastern Australia and central ranges of New Guinea

Distribution

Eastern Australia and central ranges of New Guinea

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