Genus Melampitta


Greater Melampitta - The Greater Melampitta is a species of bird in the Orthonychidae family. Formerly classified as a bird of paradise, the little-known Greater Melampitta has an uncertain taxonomy and is sometimes believed to be affiliated to Pitohuis, as it appears to be poisonous to eat . It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


Lesser Melampitta - The Lesser Melampitta, Melampitta lugubris, is a medium-sized enigmatic terrestrial songbird of mountain forests of New Guinea. It is now classify as a member of the family Orthonychidae by Birdlife International, but in some other sources it is variously considered close to or in the Paradisaeidae , Corcoracidae , Cnemophilidae or Monarchidae .

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Orthonychidae
Genus : Melampitta