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; class Aves)

An order of birds in which the three anterior toes are united. Most nest in holes and lay white eggs. The order comprises the families Alcedinidae, Brachypteraciidae, Bucerotidae, Coraciidae, Leptosomatidae, Meropidae, Momotidae, Phoeniculidae, Todidae, and Upupidae.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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