coraciiform


coraciiform
Of or pertaining to the Coraciiformes order of birds

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  • coraciiform — [kôr΄ə sī′ə fôrm΄] adj. 〚< ModL Coracii, name of the suborder < Gr korax,RAVEN1 + FORM〛 of or belonging to an order (Coraciiformes) of birds with a strong, sharp bill, fused front toes, and usually bright coloration, as the kingfishers, bee… …   Universalium

  • coraciiform — [kôr΄ə sī′ə fôrm΄] adj. [< ModL Coracii, name of the suborder < Gr korax,RAVEN1 + FORM] of or belonging to an order (Coraciiformes) of birds with a strong, sharp bill, fused front toes, and usually bright coloration, as the kingfishers, bee …   English World dictionary

  • coraciiform — co·ra·ci·iform …   English syllables

  • coraciiform — /kɒrəˈsaɪəfɔm/ (say koruh suyuhfawm) adjective belonging or relating to the Coraciiformes, the order of birds that includes the kingfishers, motmots, rollers, bee eaters, and hornbills. {New Latin Coracia genus of birds (from Greek korax raven) + …   Australian English dictionary

  • coraciiform — kəˈrāsēəˌfȯrm, |kȯrə|sīəˌ adjective Etymology: New Latin Coraciiformes : of or relating to the Coraciiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • coraciiform bird — noun chiefly short legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes • Hypernyms: ↑bird • Hyponyms: ↑roller, ↑kingfisher, ↑bee eater, ↑hornbill, ↑hoopoe, ↑hoopoo, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of fossil birds — Birds are generally believed to have evolved from certain feathered theropod dinosaurs, and there is no real dividing line between birds and dinosaurs, except of course that some of the former survived the Cretaceous Tertiary extinction event… …   Wikipedia

  • Coraciiformes — European Roller Coracias garrulus Scientific classification Kingdom: Ani …   Wikipedia

  • Motmot — Motmots Blue crowned Motmot Momotus momota Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Neanis — Temporal range: Early Eocene Conservation status Fossil Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia


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