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Corcoracidae - Apostlebird, White-winged Chough



 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Corcoracidae

apostlebirdThere are only two species in this family. They are both found in Australia. They are very social birds and spend most of their time foraging through leaf litter searching for food and calling out to each other.

The white-winged chough is a large, black crow-like bird with red eyes, a curved bill, and large white patches on its wings that are visible when it is in flight.

The apostlebird is brownish-gray and gets its name because it was said it always traveled in groups of 12 birds, like Jesus did with the 12 apostles. It really travels in groups of 8-18 birds.

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World Status Key
Least Concern Least Concern Near Threatened Near Threatened Vulnerable Vulnerable Endangered Endangered Critically Endangered Critically Endangered extinct in the wild Extinct in the Wild extinct Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH breeds in nh Breeds in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species


Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

White-winged Chough - Corcorax melanorhamphos Least Concern Australia
  Apostlebird - Struthidea cinerea Least Concern Australia