from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A group of birds, including the hornbills, kingfishers, and related forms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology: In Merrem's classification, a group of birds, including the toucans, parrots, and some others, approximately equivalent to the order Psittaci plus the family Rhamphastidæ of modern authors.
  • In Blyth's system (1846), a series or superfamily group of his Picoides, consisting of the toucans, touracous, and colies, or Rham-phastidæ, Musophagidæ, and Coliidæ.


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