Order Galliformes

Family Cracidae

Guans, Chachalacas, Curassows
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General
  • Medium-sized to large long-tailed gallinaceous birds with predominantly arboreal habits.
  • Neotropical Region and extreme S Nearctic.
  • Forests, open woodlands and scrub, from sea-level up to 3900 m.
  • 42-92 cm.
  • 11 genera, 56 species, 90 taxa.
  • 22 species threatened;
    none definitely extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. (2017). Guans, Chachalacas, Curassows (Cracidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52217 on 20 October 2017).