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(K.C.P.) Coraciiformes (kingfishers and allies) The birds of the order
Coraciiformes include the kingfishers, todies, motmots, bee-eaters, rollers,
hoopoes, and hornbills and are collectively referred to as roller-like birds. Among
the members of ...
Figure 42: Body plans of larger Coraciiformes. Drawing by R Keane tied or
hissed. Some are given as single notes, others as series in a trill, a rattle, or a
hooting, and still others as a cacophony or medley of notes. Some calls are given
The history and some of the family relationships within the Coraciiformes are
obscure, so that any treatment of the evolution of the order must be considered
speculative. The present distribution and abundance of the 10 families suggest
an Old ...
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