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New Zealand wattle birds


Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Callaeidae

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Medium-sized songbirds with a distinctive, fleshy, bright-colored flap of bare skin, known as a "wattle," on each side of the corners of the beak. They have rounded wings and tail, and strong legs and toes.


10-21 in (25-53 cm)

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Number of genera, species

3 genera; 3 species

Temperate forest

Extinct: 1 species; Endangered: 1 species; Near Threatened: 1 species

New Zealand

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