family Meropidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Meropidae - bee-eatersfamily Meropidae - bee-eaters        
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 Merops, Merops - type genus of the Meropidae
bee eater - colorful chiefly tropical Old World bird having a strong graceful flight; feeds on especially bees
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Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops viridis (Coraciiformes: Meropidae) is a bird species of family Meropidae with a very large distribution.
The bee-eaters (family Meropidae) comprise a group of 25 species of birds with brightly colored, morphologically homogeneous (Dickinson, 2003).
Hitherto, no complete mitogenomic data was reported in the family Meropidae, which has more than 20 species (Dickinson, 2003).