Resources

Books

Ali, S., and S.D. Ripley. Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Vol. 5. Bombay: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Coates, B.J. The Birds of Papua New Guinea. Vol. 2. Alderley, Qld: Dove Publications, 1990.

Du Pont, J.E. Philippine Birds, Monograph Series No. 2. Wilmington: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 1971.

Fry, C.H, S. Keith, and E.K. Urban, eds. The Birds of Africa. Vol. VI. New York: Academic Press, 2000.

MacKinnon, J., and K. Phillipps. A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Schodde, R., and S.C. Tidemann, consultant eds. Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds. 2nd ed. Sydney: Reader's Digest Services, 1986.

Schodde, R., and I.J. Mason. The Directory of Australian Birds, Passerines. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 1999.

Sibley, C.G., and J.E. Ahlquist. Phylogeny and Classification of Birds. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.

Sibley, C.G., and B.L. Monroe, Jr. Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.

Smythies, B.E. The Birds of Borneo. 3rd ed. Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur: The Sabah Society and the Sabah Nature Society, 1981.

Vaurie, C. "Dicruridae." Check-List of Birds of the World. Vol. 3. Cambridge, MA: Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1962.

Periodicals

Beehler, B.M. "Notes on the Mountain Birds of New Ireland." Emu 78 (1978): 65-70.

Vaurie, C. "A Revision of the Bird Family Dicruridae." Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 93 (1949): 199-342.

Organizations

Australian National Wildlife Collection. GPO Box 284, Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia. Phone: +61 2 6242 1600. Fax: +61-2-6242-1688.

Other

Australian Biological Resources Study. Canberra, ACT, Australia.

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Center. Threatened Animals of the World. <http://www.unepwcmc.org/species/ animals/animal redlist.html>. January 2002.

Richard Schodde, PhD

New Zealand wattle birds

(Callaeidae)

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.

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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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