Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Alcedinidae.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek  (a-, "not, without") + stem of κτείς (kteis, "comb") +‎ -oides

Examples

  • Only one of these species is considered threatened: the vulnerable blue-capped kingfisher (Actenoides hombroni).

    Mindanao montane rain forests

  • Bougainville Island will be familiar to you if you’ve read about obscure and/or recently extinct birds, as it was famously home to the Moustached kingfisher Actenoides bougainvillea (a species which hasn’t been seen for four decades, and may well be extinct), among others.

    Archive 2006-05-01

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