Coraciiform (order Coraciiformes), any member of an order made up of 10 families of birds that include the kingfishers. Kingfishers (family Alcedinidae) are the only members of the order found in both the Eastern and the Western Hemisphere.

Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird? – David Attenborough