'Cariamidae' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Zoology and Animal Sciences


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

; class Aves, order Gruiformes)

A family of long-necked, long-legged, greyish-brown birds that have rounded wings, long tails, and a crest. They have small and semipalmate feet, and are rapid runners but poor fliers. They inhabit grassland and forests, feeding on insects, reptiles, small mammals, and vegetable matter, and nest in trees and bushes. There are two monotypic genera, Cariama and Chunga, found in Central and S. America.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.