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Category:Ptilostomus - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Ptilostomus


A distinctive species from Africa.
It differs from other corvids (and many passerines) in having ten (instead of twelve) tail feathers.


This genus of the family Corvidae contains only one species; the closest relative seems to be genus Podoces and Stresemann's Bush-Crow.

Genus Ptilostomus viewedit
P. afer Piapiac


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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