Latin America is home to a unique family of aboreal galliformes, Cracidae. The family consists of 50 species in 11 genera found from southern Texas to Argentina. Commonly known simply as Cracids, very few species are well established in aviculture and many more are threatened with extinction in the wild.
Chachalaca (genus Ortalis)
Curassows (genus Crax)
Curassows (genus Mitu)
Curassows (genus Nothocrax)
Curassows (genus Pauxi)
Guans (genus Penelope)
Horned Guan (genus Oreophasis)
Highland Guan (genus Penelopina)
Piping-Guans (genus Pipile)
Sickle-winged Guan (genus Chamaepetes)
Wattled Guan (genus Aburria)
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