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minivets are passerine birds belonging to the genus in the Pericrocotus cuckoo-shrike family Campephagidae. There are about 13 species, occurring mainly in forests in southern and eastern Asia. They are fairly small, slender birds with long tails and an erect posture. Many species have bright red or yellow markings. They feed mainly on insects, foraging in groups in the tree canopy.
White-bellied Minivet, Pericrocotus erythropygius
Jerdon's Minivet, Pericrocotus albifrons
Small Minivet, Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Fiery Minivet, Pericrocotus igneus
Grey-chinned Minivet, Pericrocotus solaris
Sunda Minivet, Pericrocotus miniatus
Short-billed Minivet, Pericrocotus brevirostris
Small Minivet, Pericrocotus lansbergei
Long-tailed Minivet, Pericrocotus ethologus
Orange Minivet, Pericrocotus flammeus
Scarlet Minivet, Pericroctus speciosus
Ryukyu Minivet, Pericrocotus tegimae
Ashy Minivet, Pericrocotus divaricatus
Rosy Minivet, Pericrocotus roseus
Swinhoe's Minivet, Pericrocotus cantonensis
Perrins, Christopher, ed. (2004) The New Encyclopedia of Birds, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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