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Aegithinidae

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Aegithinidae

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Ioras
White-tailed Iora
 
White-tailed Iora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Aegithinidae
 
Genus: Aegithina
Vieillot, 1816
Species
See text.

The ioras are a family of small passerine bird species found in India and southeast Asia. They one of only two bird families that are entirely endemic to the Indomalayan ecozone. They were formerly grouped with the leafbirds in the family Irenidae.

These are bulbul-like birds of open forest or thorn scrub, but whereas that group tends to be drab in coloration, ioras are sexually dimorphic, with the males being brightly plumaged in yellows and greens.

Ioras eat insects and spiders. They lay 2-3 eggs in a tree nest.

Species of Aegithinidae

  • Common Iora, Aegithina tiphia
    White-tailed Iora, Aegithina nigrolutea
    Green Iora, Aegithina viridissima
    Great Iora, Aegithina lafresnayei

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