family Cracidae

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Related to family Cracidae: Numididae, Megapodiidae, guans
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Cracidae - curassows; guans; chachalacas
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Galliformes, order Galliformes - pheasants; turkeys; grouse; partridges; quails; chickens; brush turkeys; curassows; hoatzins
guan - any of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidae; native to jungles of tropical America; resembling the curassows and valued as food
Crax, genus Crax - type genus of the Cracidae: curassows
genus Penelope, Penelope - a genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)
genus Pipile, Pipile - genus of large crested guans (the piping guans)
genus Ortalis, Ortalis - chachalacas
References in periodicals archive ?
The Sickle-winged Guan (Chamaepetes goudotii) is one of the few members of the family Cracidae present at higher elevations (Hilty and Brown 1986, Fjeldsa and Krabbe 1990, del Hoyo 1994, Delacour and Amadon 2004).