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|Noun||1.||coraciiform bird - chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes|
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Coraciiformes, order Coraciiformes - rollers; kingfishers; hornbills; hoopoes; motmots; bee eaters; todies
roller - Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers
kingfisher - nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
bee eater - colorful chiefly tropical Old World bird having a strong graceful flight; feeds on especially bees
hornbill - bird of tropical Africa and Asia having a very large bill surmounted by a bony protuberance; related to kingfishers
wood hoopoe - tropical African bird having metallic blackish plumage but no crest
tody - tiny insectivorous West Indian bird having red-and-green plumage and a long straight bill
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