Resources

Books

Ali, S. Field Guide to the Birds of the Eastern Himalayas. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Ali, S. The Book of Indian Birds. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Austin, O.L. Birds of the World. New York: Golden Press, 1961.

Collar, N.J., A.V. Andreev, S. Chan, M.J. Crosby, S. Subramanya, and J.A. Tobias. Threatened Birds of Asia. Barcelona and Cambridge: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, 2001.

Kennedy, R.S., P.C. Gonzales, E.C. Dickinson, H.C. Miranda, and T.H. Fisher. A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

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

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

Organizations

International Species Inventory System. Web site: <http://www .isis.org>

Josef Harold Lindholm, III, BA

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Laniidae

Thumbnail description

Small to relatively large birds with a more or less sharply hooked bill and strong legs; feet and claws adapted for catching prey

Size

Number of genera, species

12 genera; 74 species

Habitat

Forest, woodlands, savannas, cultivated areas Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 2 species; Endangered: 5 species; Vulnerable: 2 species; Near Threatened: 5 species

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