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Hypocoliidae - Hypocolius

 

Classification

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

There is only one bird species in this family. The gray hypocolius is found in the Middle East. It breeds in Iraq, Iran, and Pakistan and it winters around the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the coasts of Saudi Arabia. It lives in brush and scrub areas.

The gray hypocolius is about the size of a cardinal. It has a long tail and a small bill. Females are all gray. Males are gray with a black mask around their eyes, black edges to their wings, and a black tipped tail. The gray hypocolius eats berries and insects. It is often placed in the Bombycillidae family.

 

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in the 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 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

None
  None

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Gray Hypocolius - Hypocolius ampelinus Least Concern Asia    

Additional Information

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Gray Hypocolius - Hypocolius ampelinus Photos Least Concern Asia
The gray hypocolius breeds in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Hypocolius - Hypocolius ampelinus Photos Least Concern Asia
In the winter the gray hypocolius can be found ear Red Sea and Persian Gulf coasts of Arabia. It also winters in western India.
Source: Bird Guide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No