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Brachypteryx major
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae[1]
Subfamily: Saxicolinae
Genus: Brachypteryx
Horsfield, 1821

The shortwings are colourful medium-sized mostly insectivorous birds in the genus Brachypteryx of the Muscicapidae family. In addition to these another species, the Great Shortwing, Heinrichia calligyna, is known as a shortwing[1].

All are southeast Asian species[1]:


  1. ^ a b c John H. Boyd III (December 14, 2011). "MUSCICAPOIDEA II: Cinclidae, Turdidae, and Muscicapidae". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 12-07-2024.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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