Order Mesitornithiformes

Family Mesitornithidae

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  • Medium-sized terrestrial birds with long, full tail, short wings and stout legs.
  • Madagascar.
  • Forest, woodland and thicket.
  • 30-32 cm.
  • 2 genera, 3 species, 3 taxa.
  • 3 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Evans, M.I., Hawkins, F., Duckworth, J.W. & Bonan, A. (2018). Mesites (Mesitornithidae). 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/52224 on 22 March 2018).