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Category:Peltops

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Genus: Peltops

[edit] Description

Two similar species from New Guinea.
Both have a black-and-red plumage with some white on the back and on the side of the head. They behave like flycatchers but have stronger bills.

[edit] Taxonomy

Peltops is a genus in the family Artamidae.
This genus has previously been included with the monarch-flycatchers in the family Monarchidae. DNA and protein-allozyme studies have shown that they are an early offshoot of the Cracticidae which are currently included within Artamidae.


Genus Peltops viewedit
P. montanus Mountain Peltops
P. blainvillii Lowland Peltops

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. 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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