promerops

Promerops

Prom"e*rops\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ? bee-eater.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of very brilliant birds belonging to Promerops, Epimarchus, and allied genera, closely related to the paradise birds, and mostly native of New Guinea. They have a long curved beak and a long graduated tail.
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