The ioras are a family of small passerine bird species found in India and southeast Asia. They one of only two bird families that are entirely endemic to the Indomalayan ecozone. They were formerly grouped with the leafbirds in the family Irenidae.
These are bulbul-like birds of open forest or thorn scrub, but whereas that group tends to be drab in coloration, ioras are sexually dimorphic, with the males being brightly plumaged in yellows and greens.
Ioras eat insects and spiders. They lay 2-3 eggs in a tree nest.
Species of Aegithinidae
- Common Iora, Aegithina tiphia
White-tailed Iora, Aegithina nigrolutea
Green Iora, Aegithina viridissima
Great Iora, Aegithina lafresnayei
- Iora videos on the Internet Bird Collection