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Noun1.Apodiformes - swiftsApodiformes - swifts; hummingbirds      
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
apodiform bird - nonpasserine bird having long wings and weak feet; spends much of its time in flight
Apodidae, family Apodidae - swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes
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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.
Apodiformes: Amazilia amazilia, la "amazilia costena" es el picaflor mas comun en Villa, y que durante todo el ano frecuenta los parques, jardines y zonas arbustivas.
El orden mejor representado fue Passeriformes con 87 especies, seguido de Apodiformes con 12, mientras que Accipitriformes, Strigiformes y Galliformes presentaron tres especies cada uno (Apendice 1).
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).
Another reason why proctophyllodids, and in fact also trouessartiids are so frequently reported is that the most common method for capturing birds in ornithological surveys, i.e., mistnets, is often biased to capture passerines (Passeriformes) and hummingbirds (Apodiformes).
Order Passeriformes was dominating with 57% species followed by Anseriformes (7%), Charadriiformes and Accipitriformes (6%) each, Columbiformes (5%), Galliformes and Falconiformes (4%) each, Pelecaniformes (3%), Coraciiformes and Gruiformes (2%) each, and Bucerotiformes, Apodiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Piciformes, Suliformes and Strigiformes (1%) each.
rufescens (Peters, 1878) Rodentia Muridae Mastomys coucha (Smith, 1834) Rodentia Cricetidae Gerbilliscus (Taterona) robustus (Cretzschmar, 1830) Rodentia Bathyergidae Unknown Aves Apodiformes Apodidae Apus affinis (J.E.
A note on the feeding habits of swifts (Apodidae: Apodiformes).