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Coraciiformes

Coraciiformes
Abbysinian Ground Hornbill
Bucorvus abbysinicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Coraciiformes
Families
Alcedinidae
Halcyonidae
Cerylidae
Brachypteraciidae
Coraciidae
Leptosomidae[?]
Meropidae
Momotidae
Todidae
Bucerotidae
Upupidae
Phoeniculidae
The Coraciiformes are a group of usually colourful near passerine birds including the kingfishers, the Hoopoe, the bee-eater, the rollers, and the hornbills. They generally have syndactyly, with three forward pointing toes.

This order has been seen to be something of a mixed assortment, and with the advent of DNA analysis several of the groups are often placed in revised taxonomic arrangements. The families are listed below.

Coraciiformes



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