Order Piciformes

Family Bucconidae

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  • Small to medium-sized perching birds with large head, short rounded wings, stocky body, small feet, and narrow tail; plumage soft, and drab to contrasting.
  • Neotropical.
  • Wooded, mostly lowland habitats.
  • 13-29 cm.
  • 12 genera, 38 species, 75 taxa.
  • 1 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Rasmussen, P.C. & Collar, N. (2019). Puffbirds (Bucconidae). 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/52282 on 11 December 2019).