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Susan L. Tomlinson, PhD

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Tyranni (Suboscines) Family Eurylaimidae

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Small to medium-sized birds, some very colorful, most with a broad head, broad bill wide gape, and large eyes


Number of genera, species

8 genera; 15 species


Mostly humid tropical lowland or montane forest Conservation status

Vulnerable: 3 species; Near Threatened: 3 species

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