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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Shrike-like Laniisoma (Laniisoma elegans)
Also known as the elegant mourner or the shrike-like cotinga, the shrike-like laniisoma is a species of bird in the family Tityridae that is found in the Atlantic forest of eastern Brazil and forests in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia as well. Shrike-like laniisomas typically inhabit montane and lowland forests and will feed on small insects supplemented by pulpy fruit. They will feed in both the canopy and understory and sometimes will associate with mixed-species flocks.
Phylogeny
Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Tityridae-Laniisoma-L.elegans
Image: William Price

Shrike-like Laniisoma (Laniisoma elegans)

Also known as the elegant mourner or the shrike-like cotinga, the shrike-like laniisoma is a species of bird in the family Tityridae that is found in the Atlantic forest of eastern Brazil and forests in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia as well. Shrike-like laniisomas typically inhabit montane and lowland forests and will feed on small insects supplemented by pulpy fruit. They will feed in both the canopy and understory and sometimes will associate with mixed-species flocks.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Tityridae-Laniisoma-L.elegans

Image: William Price

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