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Related to Gaviiformes: Gruiformes, Podicipediformes
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Noun1.Gaviiformes - large aquatic birds: loons and some extinct forms
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
gaviiform seabird - seabirds of the order Gaviiformes
family Gavidae, Gavidae - loon family
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All living species of loons are members of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae and order Gaviiformes.
36,37) Between 1980 and 2000, the Geographic National Health Center recorded 335 group mortality events involving 8877 birds belonging to 103 avian species, mainly Falconiformes, Anseriformes, (38) Strigiformes, Passeriformes, and Gaviiformes.
Relative Range abundance CLASS AVES Order Gaviiformes (loons) Family Gaviidae (loons) Gavia adamsii (Gray), yellow- I R billed loon G.