Family: Cracticidae which is currently not used. Instead, these genera are placed within family Artamidae
Bellmagpies and allies.
This family is restricted to Australia and New Guinea.
All species are fairly typical passerines, but the different genera show different adaptions.
Peltops are flycatcher-like birds, Butcherbirds, Currawongs and the Australian Magpie more resemble crows and jays.
Cracticidae is a Family in the Order Passeriformes.
The Woodswallows are the closest relatives of this family and they are sometimes merged in one family.
The genus Peltops has been placed within the family Monarchidae in the past.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507
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