family Alcedinidae


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Noun1.family Alcedinidae - kingfishersfamily Alcedinidae - kingfishers        
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
kingfisher - nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
Alcedo, genus Alcedo - type genus of the Alcedinidae
Ceryle, genus Ceryle - a genus of birds of the family Alcedinidae
Dacelo, genus Dacelo - Australasian kingfishers
genus Halcyon, Halcyon - a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
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