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Poeoptera
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Superfamily: Muscicapoidea
Clade: Starling clade
Family: Sturnidae
Subfamily: Sturninae
Tribe: Lamprotornini
Genus: Poeoptera
Bonaparte, 1854
Synonyms

Pholia
Cinnyricinclus

Poeoptera is a genus of bird in the starling family. It contains three species, all live in forest habitats in Africa. These starlings nest in tree cavities, such as old woodpecker or barbet holes. One species, the Narrow-tailed Starling, nests in colonies. All three are birds of the canopy, and their diet is mostly or entirely fruit. Males have a glossier appearance than females.

Species

References

Eurasian Spoonbill This article is part of Project Bird Genera, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each genus, including made-up genera.

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