Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:22
Specimens with Barcodes:22
Species With Barcodes:2
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The genus Brachypteryx contains four species known as shortwings. They are colourful medium-sized mostly insectivorous birds. Opinion is divided as to whether they belong in the thrush family Turdidae, or the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. Whilst white-browed and rusty-bellied shortwing show strong sexual plumage dimorphism, the other two have similar plumage between sexes. All species are southeast Asian.
- Gould's shortwing, Brachypteryx stellata
- Rusty-bellied shortwing, Brachypteryx hyperythra
- Lesser shortwing, Brachypteryx leucophrys
- White-browed shortwing, Brachypteryx montana
In addition, two other species were formerly placed in Brachypteryx:
Shortwing (Asian thrushes)
The shortwings are colourful medium-sized mostly insectivorous birds in the genus Brachypteryx of the thrush family Turdidae, although some taxonomists place them in the Old World Flycatcher family Muscicapidae. They show strong sexual plumage dimorphism. All are southeast Asian species.
Most shortwings are place in the genus Brachypteryx.
- Gould's Shortwing, Brachypteryx stellata
- Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Brachypteryx hyperythra
- Lesser Shortwing, Brachypteryx leucophrys
- White-browed Shortwing, Brachypteryx montana
Two other species, formerly placed in Brachypteryx, are now in two other genera.
- Great Shortwing, Heinrichia calligyna
- Nilgiri Blue Robin (also known at Nilgiri Shortwing), Myiomela major
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