piciform bird


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Related to piciform bird: Podicipediformes, order Charadriiformes, order Columbiformes, order Piciformes, Trogoniformes
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Noun1.piciform bird - any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring woodpiciform bird - any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring wood
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
order Piciformes, Piciformes - woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
barbet - small brightly colored stout-billed tropical bird having short weak wings
puffbird - brownish tropical American bird having a large head with fluffed out feathers
honey guide - small bird of tropical Africa and Asia; feeds on beeswax and honey and larvae
jacamar - tropical American insectivorous bird having a long sharp bill and iridescent green or bronze plumage
toucan - brilliantly colored arboreal fruit-eating bird of tropical America having a very large thin-walled beak
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In the aforementioned study, only 2% of 198 piciform birds (toucans, woodpeckers, and their relatives) had neoplasms.