levirostres definition

  • noun-plural:
    • several wild birds, such as the hornbills, kingfishers, and associated forms.
  • others:
    • In ornithology: In Merrem's category, a group of birds, such as the toucans, parrots, and some others, about comparable to the order Psittaci plus the family members Rhamphastidæ of modern-day authors.
    • In Blyth's system (1846), a series or superfamily band of their Picoides, consisting of the toucans, touracous, and colies, or Rham-phastidæ, Musophagidæ, and Coliidæ.
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