Order Charadriiformes

Family Thinocoridae

Seedsnipes
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General
  • Small to medium-sized birds with short legs and bills, resembling quails or partridges, but with snipe-like flight.
  • Neotropical Region.
  • Alpine vegetation, steppe and semi-desert, from sea-level up to 5500 m.
  • 16-30 cm.
  • 2 genera, 4 species, 9 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Fjeldså, J. & Bonan, A. (2017). Seedsnipes (Thinocoridae). 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/52246 on 30 March 2017).