Resources

(Central Poland)." Acta Ornithologica 31 (1996): 119-131.

Thorstrom, R., and J. Lind. "First Nest Description, Breeding, Ranging and Foraging Behavior of the Short-legged Ground-Roller Brachypteracias leptosomus in Madagascar." Ibis 141 (1999): 569-576.

Organizations

Coraciiformes Taxon Advisory Group. Web site: <http://www .coraciiformestag.com>

Joseph M. Forshaw

Class Aves Order Coraciiformes Suborder Bucerotes Family Upupidae

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Medium-sized bird with long, thin, decurved bill, prominent erectile crest, broad, rounded wings, and short legs

Size

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 1 species

Habitat

Open country with bare earth or short grass, usually with some trees; needs cavities for nesting

Conservation status

Not threatened; one species probably extinct since 1600

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