Order Eurypygiformes

Family Rhynochetidae

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  • Medium-sized flightless birds, with long crest feathers, and distinctively banded wings.
  • New Caledonia.
  • Forests and certain types of shrubland.
  • 55-55 cm.
  • 1 genus, 1 species, 1 taxon.
  • 1 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Hunt, G.R. & Bonan, A. (2019). Kagu (Rhynochetidae). 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/52231 on 8 December 2019).