family Bucerotidae


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Noun1.family Bucerotidae - hornbills
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
Buceros, genus Buceros - type genus of the family Bucerotidae
hornbill - bird of tropical Africa and Asia having a very large bill surmounted by a bony protuberance; related to kingfishers
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These hornbills are classified under Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Subphylum Vertebrata, Class Aves, Order Bucerotiformes, and Family Bucerotidae. [1] Although they are similar in taxonomy until the family classification, they still possess characteristics that make them different from one another.
The family Bucerotidae was introduced (as Buceronia) by the French polymath Constantine Samuel Rafinesque in 1815 [10].
The hornbills, members of the family Bucerotidae, have a bill comparable with the toucan's in size and shape but the birds are not related: while the toucans belong to the order of the Piciformes the hornbills are members of the Coraciiformes (like the kingfishers and bee-eaters).