A family of pied kingfishers perched along a branch

Kingfishers and hornbills

Kingfishers, hornbills and related birds form an order called the Coraciiformes. Other members are the bee-eaters, rollers and hoopoe. Many of the species in have brightly coloured plumage.

Scientific name: Coraciiformes

Rank: Order

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Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Kingfishers and hornbills taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

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Classification

  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Birds
  5. Kingfishers and hornbills