Cuculiformes


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Cuculiformes: Cuculidae

Cuculiformes

[kə‚kyü·lə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of birds containing the cuckoos and allies, characterized by the zygodactyl arrangement of the toes.
References in periodicals archive ?
These families include Cathartidae plus those within the following orders: Galliformes, Falconiformes, Columbiformes, Psittaciformes, Cuculiformes, Strigiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Apodiformes, Trogoniformes, Coraciiformes, Piciformes, and Passeriformes; 13 more families (including Tinamidae) will be added when the plan is revised to include Mexico.