African grey parrot
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Asian Glossy Starling
Northern Royal Albatross
Birds beginning with A
- Hornbills are a family of bird found in tropical and sub-tropical Africa and Asia.
- The river kingfishers or Alcedinidae, are one of the three families of bird in the kingfisher group.
- The motmots or Momotidae are a family of birds in the near passerine order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers.
Pitta-like Ground Roller
- Ground-rollers share the generally crow-like size and build of the true rollers, ranging from 25-49 centimetres in length, and also hunt reptiles and large insects.
- The Ground-hornbills are a subfamily of the hornbill family Bucerotidae, with a single genus Bucorvus and two extant species.
- They are mainly insect eaters, with Eurystomus species taking their prey on the wing, and those of the genus Coracias diving from a perch to catch food items from on the ground, like giant shrikes.
- It is also commonly known to English speakers by its French name Courol.
White-throated Bee Eater
- As the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat flying insects, especially bees and wasps, which are caught in the air by sallies from an open perch.
Green Wood Hoopoe
- The woodhoopoes are related to the kingfishers, the rollers, and the Hoopoe, forming a clade with this last according to Hackett et al.
Puerto rican tody
- The todies are a family, Todidae, of Caribbean birds in the order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers.
- The Hoopoe is classified in the Coraciiformes clade, a group that also includes kingfishers, bee-eaters, rollers, and woodhoopoes
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Pictures and facts of the order Coraciiformes