The Coraciiformes are a group of colourful birds including the kingfishers, the hoopoe, the bee-eaters and the rollers. The hornbills have occasionally been grouped into this order, but now have their own separate order (Bucerotiformes). Most of these birds live in the Old World. They generally have syndactyl feet (3 forward-pointing toes and a reversed hallux).
Author: Robert Davis
Last updated: 21/11/05
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