Minivets (genus Pericrocotus)

The minivets (genus Pericrocotus) are part of the cuckoo-shrike family Campephagidae inhabit the forests of southern and eastern Asia.

Long-tailed Minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus)


Minivets are fairly small, slender birds with long tails and an erect posture. Most species have bright red or yellow markings.

Recognized Species

Diet / Feeding

They typically forage in the tree canopy for insects.

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