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Category:Centropodidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Centropodidae

Description

This family would contain the Coucals of the genus Centropus.
Coucals are found in Africa, Asia, and Australasia.
These are medium-sized to large birds, with long, broad tails.
Most species are rather shy and skulking and feed on or near the ground. They aren't brood parasites.

Taxonomy

Centropodidae is a family in the order Cuculiformes.
It's usually included in the family Cuculidae.

References

  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334221

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