family Picidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Picidae - woodpeckersfamily Picidae - woodpeckers        
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
order Piciformes, Piciformes - woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
genus Picus, Picus - type genus of Picidae
genus Picoides, Picoides - a genus of Picidae
Colaptes, genus Colaptes - a genus of Picidae
Campephilus, genus Campephilus - a genus of Picidae
genus Melanerpes, Melanerpes - a genus of Picidae
genus Sphyrapicus, Sphyrapicus - a genus of Picidae
genus Jynx, Jynx - wrynecks
genus Picumnus, Picumnus - a genus of Picidae
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The families observed there were belonged to Falconiformes (3 spp.), Piciformes contained 2 species belonging to family Picidae. Upupidae (2 spp.), Coraciidae (1 sp.), Halcyonidae (1sp.), Alcedinidae (1 sp.), Meropidae (2 spp.), Cuculidae (2 spp.) belonged to order Coraciiformes.
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.
Woodpeckers (family Picidae) are characterized in having stiffened tail feathers and a powerful bill, specialized to feed on insects.

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