Piciformes


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Piciformes: Passeriformes, Apodiformes, Anseriformes, Charadriiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Gruiformes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Piciformes - woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
piciform bird - any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring wood
family Picidae, Picidae - woodpeckers
References in periodicals archive ?
Chlamydia spp were not detected in wild birds; however, 4 species (Chlamydia psittaci, Chlamydia pecorum, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Chlamydia gallinacea) were identified among captive birds (Passeriformes, n = 20; Psittaciformes, n = 15; Rheiformes, n = 8; Falconiformes, n = 2; Piciformes, n = 2; Anseriformes, n = 1; Galliformes, n = 1; Strigiformes, n = 1).
However, many taxa do not have a natal down, including all Piciformes, many Psittaciformes, most Coraciiformes, and some Corvidae (Jenni and Winkler 2004), and do not undergo a prejuvenal molt because the growth of juvenal plumage does not replace shed feathers.
Transmission of subtype H5N1 to poultry populations by this group of resident bird species is more likely than transmission by other resident birds, including those belonging to the Galliformes, Gruiformes, Piciformes, Psittaciformes, and Struthioniformes orders.