Galbulidae

plural noun
Gal·bu·li·dae

Definition of Galbulidae 

: a family of brightly colored, long-billed, tropical American birds (order Piciformes) containing the jacamars, and in some classifications the puffbirds — compare bucconidae

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History and Etymology for Galbulidae

New Latin, from Galbula, type genus + -idae

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