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Coraciiformes Taxon Advisory Group
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  Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)
  Abyssinian Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus)
  Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis)
  Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros)
  Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus)
  Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator)
  Silvery-cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes brevis)
  Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus)


  Guam Micronesian Kingfisher (Todiramphus c. cinnamomina)
  Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)


  Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota)


  Blue-bellied Roller (Coracias cyanocephala)

Hoopoes and Woodhoopoes

  Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
  Green Woodhoooe (Phoeniculus purpureus)


  Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus)
  White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis)
  White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides)