Bill short, stout, gonys angulate near the end, and the extremity inclined upward; nostrils terminating in a single orifice, but divided within. Wings long, 1st quill longest, secondaries short. Tail rather short, slightly rounded at the end; rectrices 14. Tarsus slender, reticulate, somewhat compressed and shorter than the middle or outer toe ; hind claw stout.
There is only one species.