family Apodidae


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Noun1.family Apodidae - swiftsfamily Apodidae - 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.
vociferus Wilson, whip-poor- I C will Chordeiles minor (Forster), I O common nighthawk Order Apodiformes (swifts and hummingbirds) Family Apodidae (swifts) Chaetura pelagica (Linnaeus), I A chimney swift Family Trochilidae (hummingbords) Archilochus colubris (Linnaeus), I C ruby-throated hummingbird Selasphorus rufus (Gmelin), I R rufous hummingbird Order Coraciiformes (todies, motmots, and kingfishers) Family Alcedinidae (kingfishers) Ceryle alcyon (Linnaeus), belted I O kingfisher Order Piciformes (woodpeckers and allies) Family Picidae (woodpeckers) Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus), I C northern flicker Dryocopus pileatus (Linnaeus), I O pileated woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus (Linnaeus), I C red-bellied woodspecker M.