Apodidae


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Related to Apodidae: Caprimulgidae, Timaliidae
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Noun1.Apodidae - swiftsApodidae - swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Apodiformes, order Apodiformes - swifts; hummingbirds
swift - a small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight
genus Apus, Apus - type genus
Chateura, genus Chateura - a genus of Apodidae
Collocalia, genus Collocalia - a genus of Apodidae
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The Alpine swift belongs to the order Apodiformes and the family Apodidae and is 20 to 23 cm long with a wingspan of 51 to 58 cm.
Uropsalis seginentata Swallow-tailed P, Bh Nightjar APODIDAE, Swift 33.
Key words: Apodidae, Black Swift, British Columbia, Clinton, Cypseloides niger, nest site fidelity
In Mexico it has been reported from the state of Oaxaca (Sierra Madre del Sur, Rio Molina, ex Cypseloides rutilus (=Streptoprocne rutila (Vieillot, 1817)) (Apodiformes: Apodidae) [Maa, 1969a]); from Chiapas, localities of Santa Rosa and San Cristobal de las Casas, ex Junco phaeonotus fulvescens (Wagler, 1831) (Passeriformes: Emberizidae), Piranga leucoptera leucoptera (Trudeau, 1839) (Passeriformes: Cardinalidae), and Momotus momota lessonii Lesson, 1842 (Coraciiformes: Momotidae); and in Veracruz, locality of Orizaba, but without mention of the host (Lopez Campos, 1988).