Salpornithidae (spotted creeper; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A monospecific family (Salpornis spilonotus), which is a small, white-spotted, brown bird, with a long, slender, decurved bill. It is often placed in the family Certhiidae, but differs in that its tail is rounded and lacks stiff feather shafts. It inhabits woodland and bush, feeds on insects which it locates by climbing up and down tree trunks, and nests on a branch. It is found in Africa and Asia.
More From encyclopedia.com
Paridae , Paridae (tits, chickadees; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A family of small, active birds which are blue, olive, brown, or grey above, and white, y… Remizidae , Remizidae (penduline tits, verdin; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A family of small, agile, brown or yellow birds, one species of which has a black… gnatcatchers , Polioptilidae (gnatcatchers, gnatwrens; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A family of small, active birds; gnatcatchers are mainly grey and white, gna… potoos , Nyctibiidae (pottoos; class Aves, order Caprimulgiformes) A family of grey, brown, and black, cryptically coloured birds which have long wings and ta… Dicaeidae , Dicaeidae(flowerpeckers, pardalotes; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A family of small, often brightly coloured, short-tailed birds, whose bills var… Formicariidae , Formicariidae (antbirds, antpittas, antshrikes; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A family of small to medium-sized, black, grey, or brown birds, some…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like