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Order Coccyges - Cuckoos and Kingfishers birds


Family Alcedinidae: Kingfishers bird information
Order Coccyges - Cuckoos and Kingfishers birds
Family Cuculidae: Cuckoos
Long, pigeon-shaped birds, whose backs are grayish brown with a bronze lustre and whose under parts are whitish. Bill long and curved. Tail long; raised and drooped slowly while the bird is perching.

Two toes point forward and two backward. Call-note loud and like a tree-toad's rattle. Song lacking. Birds of low trees and undergrowth, where they also nest; partial to neighborhood of streams, or wherever the tent caterpillar is abundant. Habits rather solitary, silent, and eccentric. Migratory.