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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pellorneidae
Genus: Illadopsis
Heine, 1860

Illadopsis (from illas, Greek for thrush and opsis, appearing)[1] is a genus of secretive forest birds in the Pellorneidae family. All are found in tropical Africa, where they frequent the lower strata of forests, and reveal themselves mostly by their whistled call notes. The genus contains the following species:


  1. ^ Jobling, James A. (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford University Press. p. 114. ISBN 0-19-854634-3.