Order Coraciiformes

Family Brachypteraciidae

Ground-rollers

Vertical Tabs

General
  • 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.