Petroicidae

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Petroicidae

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Small, generally plump birds, with big heads and short tails, upright stance, long legs, and delicate feet, that prey on insects

Size

Number of genera, species

15 genera; 35 species

Habitat

Forests, woodlands, mangroves, and semiarid scrub

Conservation status

Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 2 subspecies; Near Threatened: 1 subspecies

Distribution

New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific Islands; south and Southeast Asia

Distribution

New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific Islands; south and Southeast Asia

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