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Coraciiformes Taxon Advisory Group. Web site: <http://www .coraciiformestag.com>
Joseph M. Forshaw
Class Aves Order Coraciiformes Suborder Bucerotes Family Upupidae
Medium-sized bird with long, thin, decurved bill, prominent erectile crest, broad, rounded wings, and short legs
Number of genera, species
1 genus; 1 species
Open country with bare earth or short grass, usually with some trees; needs cavities for nesting
Not threatened; one species probably extinct since 1600
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