Order Leptosomiformes

Family Leptosomidae

Cuckoo Roller
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  • Medium-sized arboreal birds with disproportionately large head, round body and short legs.
  • Madagascar and Comoro Is.
  • Tropical and subtropical forest and secondary habitats.
  • 38-50 cm.
  • 1 genus, 1 species, 3 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Goodman, S. (2019). Cuckoo Roller (Leptosomidae). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52277 on 12 December 2019).