Coraciiformes

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Coraciiformes

an order of birds which includes the rollers, kingfishers, bee-eaters, hoopoes and hornbills.
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7[degrees]C to that for a hypothetical tody at the average coraciiform [T.
7[degrees]C, todies may expend only about two-thirds of the energy that would be required to maintain the more typical coraciiform level of 40[degrees]C (see Results).
Fossil evidence indicates that coraciiform birds were much more widespread during the early Tertiary period, when global climates were warm and tropical in nature (Feduccia 1996).