Trochilidae


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Noun1.Trochilidae - hummingbirdsTrochilidae - hummingbirds        
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Apodiformes, order Apodiformes - swifts; hummingbirds
hummingbird - tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight
Archilochus, genus Archilochus - a genus of Trochilidae
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Ademas, Carpish exhibe una alta diversidad de aves, entre las familias mas importantes se registran Trochilidae (picaflores o colibris), Ramphastidae (tucanes, tucanetas), Thraupidae (tangaras), Psittacidae (loros y pericos), Cotingidae (cotingas) y especies endemicas como el tiranido Uromyias agraphia Chapman 1919 y, el picaflor cobrizo Metallura theresiae Simon 1902 (Young & Leon 1999, Parker & O'Neill 1976).
(7,9,10) Few studies detail the function of the hyoid apparatus of raptors, but it has been suggested that falconids have a more-primitive, weaker hyoid apparatus and associated musculature compared with other species, such as hummingbirds (Trochilidae species), woodpeckers (Picidae species), and egrets (Ardeidae species).
Powers, "Take-off mechanics in hummingbirds (Trochilidae)," Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
Glenny (1953b) reported that, while two sternoclavicular arteries stemmed from the subclavian artery in the family Trochilidae (humming birds), no sternoclavicular artery existed in the family Fringillidae (finches) (Glenny, 1942b).
Key words: ecological niche modelling, Last Glacial Maximum, Last Interglacial, phylogeography, Pleistocene, Trochilidae
The family Proctophyllodidae was found in association with all Passeriformes examined, in addition to the non-passerine families Trochilidae and Trogonidae (Table 1).
In addition to being a pollinator, hummingbirds (family Trochilidae) are a great addition to any garden, and their aerial displays are fun to watch.
Hummingbirds are New World birds that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5-13 cm (3-5 in) range.