Upupidae


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Related to Upupidae: englut, African Hoopoe
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Noun1.Upupidae - hoopoesUpupidae - hoopoes        
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Coraciiformes, order Coraciiformes - rollers; kingfishers; hornbills; hoopoes; motmots; bee eaters; todies
genus Upupa, Upupa - type genus of the Upupidae
hoopoe, hoopoo - any of several crested Old World birds with a slender downward-curved bill
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Upupidae (2 spp.), Coraciidae (1 sp.), Halcyonidae (1sp.), Alcedinidae (1 sp.), Meropidae (2 spp.), Cuculidae (2 spp.) belonged to order Coraciiformes.
The fourth and last family is the Upupidae or hoopoes, distantly related to the Phoeniculidae, or wood-hoopoes, of tropical Africa and the Bucerotidae, or hornbills, of tropical Africa and Asia.
(Daisheng appears in the Upupidae Order.) See Cheng Tso-Hsin, comp., A Synopsis of the Avifauna of China (Beijing: Beijing Science Press; Hamburg: Paul Parey Scientific Publishers, 1987), 303-18.