class Aves


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Related to class Aves: class Mammalia
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Noun1.class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birdsclass Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds  
Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata - fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
genus Protoavis - extinct primitive birds of the Triassic period; 70 million years before archaeopteryx
Archaeornithes, subclass Archaeornithes - primitive reptile-like fossil birds of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous
Ratitae, superorder Ratitae - used in former classifications to include all ratite bird orders
order Struthioniformes, Struthioniformes - a ratite bird order: ostriches and related extinct birds; known from the Pleistocene onward
Casuariiformes, order Casuariiformes - a ratite bird order: cassowaries and emus
Apterygiformes, order Apterygiformes - a ratite bird order: flightless ground birds having vestigial wings and long bills and small eyes: kiwis
order Rheiformes, Rheiformes - a ratite bird order: birds intermediate in characteristics between ostriches and emus: recent and extinct rheas
Aepyorniformes, order Aepyorniformes - huge extinct flightless birds: elephant birds
Dinornithiformes, order Dinornithiformes - a ratite bird order: recently extinct flightless birds of New Zealand
Insessores, order Insessores, perching bird, percher - a bird with feet adapted for perching (as on tree branches); this order is now generally abandoned by taxonomists
order Passeriformes, Passeriformes - largest order of birds comprising about half the known species; rooks; finches; sparrows; tits; warblers; robins; wrens; swallows; etc.; the four suborders are Eurylaimi and Tyranni and Menurae and Oscines or Passeres
order Raptores, Raptores - term used in former classifications; erroneously grouped together birds of the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes
Falconiformes, order Falconiformes - chiefly diurnal carnivorous birds having hooked beaks and long talons with opposable hind toe: falcons; hawks; eagles; ospreys; caracaras; vultures
young bird - a bird that is still young
Galliformes, order Galliformes - pheasants; turkeys; grouse; partridges; quails; chickens; brush turkeys; curassows; hoatzins
Columbiformes, order Columbiformes - sand grouse; pigeons; doves; extinct dodos and solitaires
order Psittaciformes, Psittaciformes - an order of birds including parrots and amazons and cockatoos and lorikeets and lories and macaws and parakeets
Cuculiformes, order Cuculiformes - cuckoos; touracos; etc.
Coraciiformes, order Coraciiformes - rollers; kingfishers; hornbills; hoopoes; motmots; bee eaters; todies
order Picariae, Picariae - term used in some classifications as nearly equivalent to the order Coraciiformes
Apodiformes, order Apodiformes - swifts; hummingbirds
Caprimulgiformes, order Caprimulgiformes - goatsuckers; frogmouths; oilbirds
order Piciformes, Piciformes - woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans
Anseriformes, order Anseriformes - ducks; geese; swans; screamers
Ciconiiformes, order Ciconiiformes - order of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet: herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; ibises
Gruiformes, order Gruiformes - inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards
Charadriiformes, order Charadriiformes - large diverse order of aquatic birds found along seacoasts and inland waters: shorebirds and coastal diving birds; most feed on anima life
Gaviiformes, order Gaviiformes - large aquatic birds: loons and some extinct forms
order Pelecaniformes, Pelecaniformes - pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants
order Procellariiformes, Procellariiformes - petrels; albatrosses; shearwaters; diving petrels
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Shamed as I am about being the apparent adversary of the class Aves mammalian, I'm no quitter.
Egg-laying bipedal, endothermic vertebrates of the class Aves are better known as what?