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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Upupidae (2 spp.), Coraciidae (1 sp.), Halcyonidae (1sp.), Alcedinidae (1 sp.), Meropidae (2 spp.), Cuculidae (2 spp.) belonged to order Coraciiformes. Stigiformes included Strigidae (5 spp.), Columbidae contained 5 species that belonged to columbiformes.
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 extremely small size (5-7 g) of todies, together with their taxonomic affinities (Order Coraciiformes) and tropical distribution, suggest that the thermoregulatory physiology of these birds merits detailed investigation.