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Peter H. Wrege, PhD

Class Aves Order Coraciiformes Suborder Coracii Family Coraciidae

Thumbnail description

Medium-sized, brightly colored birds with stout, hook-tipped bills and small, strong syndactylous (toes merged with no intermediate web) feet


Number of genera, species

5 genera; 17 species


Forests, woodlands, savanna, urban

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 4 species

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