coraciiform bird

Definitions of coraciiform bird
  1. noun
    chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
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    roller
    Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers
    kingfisher
    nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
    bee eater
    colorful chiefly tropical Old World bird having a strong graceful flight; feeds on especially bees
    hornbill
    bird of tropical Africa and Asia having a very large bill surmounted by a bony protuberance; related to kingfishers
    hoopoe, hoopoo
    any of several crested Old World birds with a slender downward-curved bill
    wood hoopoe
    tropical African bird having metallic blackish plumage but no crest
    momot, motmot
    tropical American bird resembling a blue jay and having greenish and bluish plumage
    tody
    tiny insectivorous West Indian bird having red-and-green plumage and a long straight bill
    Coracias garrulus, European roller
    common European blue-and-green roller with a reddish-brown back
    ground roller
    Madagascan roller with terrestrial and crepuscular habits that feeds on e.g. insects and worms
    Alcedo atthis, Eurasian kingfisher
    small kingfisher with greenish-blue and orange plumage
    Ceryle alcyon, belted kingfisher
    greyish-blue North American kingfisher with a chestnut band on its chest
    Dacelo gigas, kookaburra, laughing jackass
    Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry
    Euopean hoopoe, Upupa epops
    pinkish-brown hoopoe with black-and-white wings
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    bird
    warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
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