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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Melampittas

Scientific system: Clements et al.

Familia: Melampittidae

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The only two species in the family of Melampittas are endemic to New Guinea. Their height is 18 cm and 29 cm. They have completely black plumage and strong, long legs and feet. Their habitat are the rainforests of the mountains. Food and breeding biology are known for only one species.

Melampitta

     lugubris - Lesser Melampitta (4)
     gigantea - Greater Melampitta

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