Melampittidae – Melamampittas

Lesser Melampitta (Melampitta lugubris) ©WikiC Drawing

Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Melampittidae – Melamampittas

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Species (2)

Lesser Melampitta (Melampitta lugubris)
Greater Melampitta (Megalampitta gigantea)


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  • Jewel-babblers and allies (Eupetidae) – IBC
  • Melampitta – Wikipedia
  • Melampitta is a genus of New Guinean bird containing two enigmatic species. These are birds with black plumage that live in remote rainforests. They are little studied and even their taxonomic relationships with other birds are uncertain.

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