Definition of Family alcedinidae
1. Noun. Kingfishers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Coraciiformes, Order Coraciiformes
Member holonyms: Kingfisher, Alcedo, Genus Alcedo, Ceryle, Genus Ceryle, Dacelo, Genus Dacelo, Genus Halcyon, Halcyon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Alcedinidae
Literary usage of Family alcedinidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Second Book of Birds: Bird Families by Olive Thorne Miller, Harriet (Mann) Miller (1901)
"... XXX THE KINGFISHER FAMILY (Alcedinidae) * MOST of the Kingfisher family belong to the topics, but we have one who is found all over the United States. ..."
2. Geology of New Jersey by New Jersey Geological Survey, George Hammell Cook (1868)
"Semi- nocturnal. Their food consists exclusively of insects. Strictly inoffensive. family alcedinidae. " King-fishers." Genus CERYLE. ..."
3. Bulletin of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1876)
"... quite common in a dense swampy thicket in Northern Indiana, where they had probably nested. family alcedinidae. Genus Ceryle Boie. 147. C. alcyon Boie. ..."