Order Coraciiformes

Family Brachypteraciidae

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  • Medium-sized terrestrial birds with full tail, short wings, and stout bill and legs.
  • Madagascar.
  • Tropical and subtropical rainforest and sub-arid thorn-scrub.
  • 24-47 cm.
  • 4 genera, 5 species, 5 taxa.
  • 3 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Langrand, O. (2019). Ground-rollers (Brachypteraciidae). 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/52276 on 6 December 2019).