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Falcunculidae - Shrike-tits



 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Falcunculidae
LogrunnerThere are 2 bird species in this family.

The wattled ploughbill (Eulacestoma nigropectus) is in found in the mountains in New Guinea. It uses its thick, wedge-shaped bill to dig into tree bark to capture the insects it eats.  The male has is olive-green with a black chest  and wings and a pinkish wattle on its cheeks. The female is olive-green.  

The crested shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus) is found in eucalyptus forests in Australia.  It uses its strong, conical bill to pull the  bark off of trees  and excavate insects and spiders.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
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 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 America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH

Crested Shrike-tit - Falcunculus frontatus  Least Concern Australia

  Wattled Ploughbill - Eulacestoma nigropectus   Least Concern Australia