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Melanocharitidae - Berrypeckers, Longbills

 

Classification

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

Crested BerrypickerThere are 12 species of birds in this family. They are found in the forests of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

They are small birds and come in a variety of colors and patterns. Males are brightly colored and females are duller. They have small bills and long tails and eat fruits and insects.

Berrypickers are small birds and are brightly colored in blues, greens, and yellows. They forage in pairs or in small groups in trees for fruit and berries.

The tit berrypecker and the crested berrypecker are sometimes placed in the Melanocharitidae family.

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

None
  None

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

Obscure Berrypecker - Melanocharis arfakiana Asia Australia
Spotted Berrypecker - Melanocharis crassirostris Least Concern Asia Australia
Lemon-breasted Berrypecker-Melanocharis longicauda Least Concern Asia Australia
Black Berrypecker - Melanocharis nigra Least Concern Asia Australia
Streaked Berrypecker - Melanocharis striativentris Least Concern Asia Australia
Fan-tailed Berrypecker - Melanocharis versteri Least Concern Asia Australia
  Pygmy Longbill - Oedistoma pygmaeum Least Concern Asia Australia
Tit Berrypecker - Oreocharis arfaki Least Concern Asia Australia
Crested Berrypecker - Paramythia montium Least Concern Asia Australia
Plumed Longbill - Toxorhamphus iliolophus Least Concern Asia Australia
Green-crowned Longbill - Toxorhamphus novaeguineae Least Concern Asia Australia
Gray-winged Longbill - Toxorhamphus poliopterus Least Concern Asia Australia

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Black Berrypecker - Melanocharis nigra Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The black berrypecker is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Crested Berrypecker - Paramythia montium Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The crested berrypecker is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Fan-tailed Berrypecker - Melanocharis versteri Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The fan-tailed berrypecker is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Green-crowned Longbill - Toxorhamphus novaeguineae Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The green-crowned longbill is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Gray-winged Longbill - Toxorhamphus poliopterus Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The gray-winged longbill is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lemon-breasted Berrypecker - Melanocharis longicauda Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The lemon-breasted berrypecker is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Obscure Berrypecker - Melanocharis arfakiana Video Audio Asia Australia
The obscure berrypecker is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Pygmy Longbill - Oedistoma pygmaeum Photos Least Concern Asia Australia
The pygmy longbill is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No