HBW 6, p. 396
- Medium-sized birds with long, thin, decurved bill, prominent erectile crest, broad rounded wings, and short but powerful legs.
- Palearctic, Afrotropical and Oriental Regions.
- Open country with patches of bare earth or short grass; needs trees, walls or buildings with cavities.
- 1 genus, 1 species, 9 taxa.
- No species threatened; probably 1 extinct since 1600.
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