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Coraciiform Bird

Definition of the noun coraciiform bird

What does coraciiform bird mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: bird = warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
    • more specific terms:
      • roller = Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight
      • kingfisher = nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored
      • bee eater = colorful chiefly tropical Old World bird having a strong graceful flight
      • hornbill = bird of tropical Africa and Asia having a very large bill surmounted by a bony protuberance
      • 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
      • motmot / momot = 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
    • member of: Coraciiformes / order Coraciiformes = rollers; kingfishers; hornbills; hoopoes; motmots; bee eaters

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