HBW 3, p. 538
- Small to medium-sized birds with short legs and bills, resembling quails or partridges, but with snipe-like flight.
- Neotropical Region.
- Alpine vegetation, steppe and semi-desert, from sea-level up to 5500 m.
- 2 genera, 4 species, 10 taxa.
- No species threatened; none extinct since 1600.
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