Order Gruiformes

Family Psophiidae

Trumpeters
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General
  • Medium-sized terrestrial birds, with fairly long neck and legs, short, stout bill and hump-backed appearance.
  • N South America.
  • Dense tropical forest.
  • 45-52 cm.
  • 1 genus, 6 species, 8 taxa.
  • 3 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Sherman, P.T. & Bonan, A. (2017). Trumpeters (Psophiidae). 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/52228 on 27 March 2017).