order Coraciiformes


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Noun1.order Coraciiformes - rollers; kingfishers; hornbills; hoopoes; motmots; bee eaters; todies
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
coraciiform bird - chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
family Momotidae, Momotidae - a family of birds of the order Coraciiformes
family Todidae, Todidae - a family of birds of the order Coraciiformes
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vociferus Wilson, whip-poor- I C will Chordeiles minor (Forster), I O common nighthawk Order Apodiformes (swifts and hummingbirds) Family Apodidae (swifts) Chaetura pelagica (Linnaeus), I A chimney swift Family Trochilidae (hummingbords) Archilochus colubris (Linnaeus), I C ruby-throated hummingbird Selasphorus rufus (Gmelin), I R rufous hummingbird Order Coraciiformes (todies, motmots, and kingfishers) Family Alcedinidae (kingfishers) Ceryle alcyon (Linnaeus), belted I O kingfisher Order Piciformes (woodpeckers and allies) Family Picidae (woodpeckers) Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus), I C northern flicker Dryocopus pileatus (Linnaeus), I O pileated woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus (Linnaeus), I C red-bellied woodspecker M.
Yet there is one exception--the birds of the order Coraciiformes, which include the kingfishers and bee-eaters, avian ambassadors from the luxuriant tropics to temperate Mediterranean latitudes.
The Puerto Rican Tody is one of the few tropical birds known to enter torpor, is the first representative of the Order Coraciiformes reported to exhibit torpor, and is the first avian species reported to exhibit torpor restricted to one sex.