family Trochilidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Trochilidae - hummingbirdsfamily Trochilidae - 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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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).
What are the fast-vibrating flyers of the family Trochilidae better known as?
This is consistent with the Amazonian origin of the family Trochilidae, and the inferred pattern of subsequent colonization of new habitats, including highlands, as the family diversified (Bleiweiss 1998).