Coraciiformes


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Coraciiformes

an order of birds which includes the rollers, kingfishers, bee-eaters, hoopoes and hornbills.
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Of these 57% species belong to order Passeriformes, 7% to Anseriformes, 6% each to Charadriiformes and Accipitriformes, 5% to Columbiformes, 4% each to Galliformes and Falconiformes,3% each to Coraciiformes and Ciconiiformes, 2% to Gruiformes and 1% each to Apodiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Piciformes, Suliformes and Strigiformes.
vociferus Wilson, whip-poor- I C will Chordeiles minor (Forster), I O common nighthawk Order Apodiformes (swifts and hummingbirds) Family Apodidae (swifts) Chaetura pelagica (Linnaeus), I A chimney swift Family Trochilidae (hummingbords) Archilochus colubris (Linnaeus), I C ruby-throated hummingbird Selasphorus rufus (Gmelin), I R rufous hummingbird Order Coraciiformes (todies, motmots, and kingfishers) Family Alcedinidae (kingfishers) Ceryle alcyon (Linnaeus), belted I O kingfisher Order Piciformes (woodpeckers and allies) Family Picidae (woodpeckers) Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus), I C northern flicker Dryocopus pileatus (Linnaeus), I O pileated woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus (Linnaeus), I C red-bellied woodspecker M.
Yet there is one exception--the birds of the order Coraciiformes, which include the kingfishers and bee-eaters, avian ambassadors from the luxuriant tropics to temperate Mediterranean latitudes.
The Puerto Rican Tody is one of the few tropical birds known to enter torpor, is the first representative of the Order Coraciiformes reported to exhibit torpor, and is the first avian species reported to exhibit torpor restricted to one sex.
Modern ornithological classification has firmly entered the term daisheng in the Order of Coraciiformes, remote from the Order of Cuciliformes in which the cuckoo is classified.
The data include species from the orders Sphenisciformes, Procellariiformes, Pelecaniformes, Falconiformes, Charadriiformes, Strigiformes, Apodiformes, Coraciiformes, and Passeriformes.
The mitogenome is a circular DNA molecule of 18,295 bp and comprises of 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, two rRNA genes and two control regions CR and CCR, which was first reported in the order Coraciiformes.