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Genus: Philepitta


[edit] Description

Two Asities from Madagascar.
Both species are rotund, almost tailless birds with a short wings, a slightly decurved bill and marked sexual dichromatism.

[edit] Taxonomy

Philepitta is a genus in the Family Philepittidae.
The taxonomic history of this genus is long and it has been placed in the Starlings, the Birds-of-paradise and the Sunbirds.

Genus Philepitta viewedit
P. castanea Velvet Asity
P. schlegeli Schlegel's Asity

[edit] References

  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334504

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