Resources

Books

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

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.

Cramp, S., C. M. Perrins, and D. J. Brooks, eds. Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, Vol. 7. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Fry, C. H., S. Keith, and E. K. Urban, eds. The Birds of Africa, Vol. 6. London: Academic Press, 2000.

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. R., K. Phillipps, and Fen-qi He. A Field Guide to the Birds of China. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Morris, P., and F. Hawkins. Birds of Madagascar. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1998.

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

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

Periodicals

Eames, J. C. "On the Trail of Vietnam's Endemic Babblers." Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 33 (June 2001): 20-26.

Lindholm, J. H. "The Laughing Thrushes." A.F.A. Watchbird 24 (January/February and March/April 1997): 42-47, 53-58.

Other

African Bird Club. <http://www.africanbirdclub.org>. (29 March 2002).

International Species Inventory System. <http://www.isis.org>. (29 March 2002).

Oriental Bird Club. <http://www.orientalbirdclub.org>. (29 March 2002).

Josef Harold Lindholm, III, BA

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Troglodytidae

Thumbnail description

Very small to medium-sized passerines, plumage usually predominantly brown, sometimes with striking black or white markings; frequently with superbly beautiful songs that are often the product of both sexes singing in concert

Size

Number of genera, species

14 genera; 60 species

Habitat

Forests, scrubland, suburban areas, marshes, grassland, rocky areas

Conservation status

Critical: 1 species; Endangered: 2 species; Vulnerable: 3 species; Near Threatened: 3 species

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