Apodiformes


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Apodiformes

[ə‚päd·ə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of birds containing the hummingbirds and swifts.

Apodiformes

 

an order of birds, uniting two clearly defined suborders—the swifts and the hummingbirds. Its distinctive external feature is the wing structure: very long and narrow with a shortened shoulder bone and short secondary flight feathers, which give Apodiformes speed and maneuverability. They lay one to three white eggs. The fledglings hatch blind; the parents feed them until they are able to fly. There are about 400 species; they are found in temperate and, particularly, in tropical zones.

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Apodiformes: Chaetura pelagica "vencejo de chimenea", aunque los registros de Wust et al.
Mass BMR [+] Order and species (g) (mL [O.sub.2][cdotp] [g.sup.-1][cdotp][h.sup.-1]) Passerifomes Goldcrest, Regulus 5.5 6.0 regulus Verdin, Auriparus 6.4 4.3 flaviceps Black-rumped Waxbill, 6.1 3.7 Estrilda troglodytes Parula Warblet, Parula 7.0 3.1 americana Apodiformes Rivoli's Hummingbird, 6.6 2.8 Eugenes fulgens Coraciiformes Puerto Rican Tody, 6.3 [++] 3.2 [ss] Todus mexicanus Order and species Reference Passerifomes Goldcrest, Regulus Gavrilov and Dol'nik cited in regulus Pinowski and Kendeigh (1977) Verdin, Auriparus Buttemer et al.
Por otra parte, el colibri corona violeta (Amazilia violiceps) (Gould, 1859) (Trochilidae, Apodiformes) se distribuye en Arizona y Nuevo Mexico en los EUA y en Mexico, por la vertiente del Pacifico de Sonora a Oaxaca, y por la Sierra Madre Occidental de Chihuahua hasta Durango (Howell & Webb, 1995).
Song learning also occurs in two other orders of birds: Psittaciformes, which includes parrots, and Apodiformes, which includes hummingbirds.
The data include species from the orders Sphenisciformes, Procellariiformes, Pelecaniformes, Falconiformes, Charadriiformes, Strigiformes, Apodiformes, Coraciiformes, and Passeriformes.
The percentage of relative abundance of all the species shows that Passeriformes (83.73%) is the dominant order in the study area followed by Columbiformes (3.40%), Cuculiformes (2.1%), Apodiformes (1.79%), Psittaciformes (1.7%), Coraciiformes (1.32%), Piciformes (0.76%), Upupiformes (0.31%), Ciconiiformes (0.24%) Strigiformes (0.12%) and Galliformes (0.10%).
Los colibries (Aves: Trochilidae) son una familia de aves del nuevo mundo pertenecientes al orden de los Apodiformes (HILTY & BROWN, 1987).
(Trematoda: Digenea: Plagiorchiformes: Prosthogonimidae) in the steely-vented hummingbird Amazilia saucerrottei (Aves: Apodiformes: Trochilidae) and the yellow-olive fly-catcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens (Aves: Passeriformes: Tyraninidae) from the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
A systematic study of the main arteries in the region of the heart-aves XIX: Apodiformes, Part 1.
A Systematic Study of the Main Arteries in the Region of the Heart Aves XIX: Apodiformes, Part 1.