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Coraciiforme Pictures and Facts

Pictures of the Coraciiforme order of near-passerine birds, which includes bee-eaters, kingfishers, and rollers.

Caraciiformes are near passerine birds that are usually colorful and have 3 forward facing toes that are sometimes fused together. Some birds that are coraciiformes include kingfishers, bee-eaters, and rollers. Previous members of the caraciiformes including hornbills and hoopoes were removed and given their own orders.

As far as body weight goes, the coraciiformes are the most diverse order of birds. The Puerto Rican Tody is about the same weight as a US nickel, a mere .19 oz (5.5 grams), whereas the Southern Ground Hornbill is about 10 lbs.

Birds from the coracifform order eat worms, snails, crustaceans, insects, fish, amphibians, and vegetation, such as fruit.