Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Blyth's classification of birds (1849), a division of Syndactyli, including the hornbills and hoopoes, or Bucerotidæ and Upupidæ, respectively also called Appendirostres and Arculirostres: distinguished from Halcyoides (which see).

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Some 72 species of birds have been recorded, including yellow-crested cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea (V), noisy friar bird Philemon buceroides and common scrubhen Megapodius freycinet.

    Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.