; class Aves, order Passeriformes)
A family of small to medium-sized, grey or brightly coloured birds that are long-winged and long-tailed. The bill is medium-sized, often hooked, and they have well-developed rictal bristles and spiny feathers on the lower back and rump. They are arboreal, tree-nesting, and insectivorous. The 41 species of Coracina are found, occasionally in groups, in open country as well as forests. There are nine genera in the family, with 72 species, found in Africa, Asia, and Australasia. Lalage sueurii (white-winged triller) is unusual in having two annual moults.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.