Bird Families

Family Iorovye (Aegithinidae)

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Yorovye (lat.Aegithinidae) - a family and genus of birds from the order of passerines. There are four species in the family. Previously, the Iorovs belonged to the leaflet family. They live in forests, orchards and fruit plantations from South Asia to Southeast Asia. Their size ranges from 12 to 16 cm. As a rule, they live alone and feed on spiders, insects and other invertebrates. There is no sexual dimorphism in Yorovidae, however, during the mating season, the plumage in males acquires a brighter color.

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Large bird. Length up to 65 cm. Wingspan - 1.2-1.5 meters. Weight 0.8-1.5 kg. Completely painted black with a metallic sheen. Craw feathers are elongated, lanceolate. Young birds are dull black. The colors of the male and female are the same. The tail is wedge-shaped, in contrast to the crow.

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