Gaviiformes


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Related to Gaviiformes: Gruiformes, Podicipediformes

Gaviiformes

[‚gā·vē·ə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
The loons, a monofamilial order of diving birds characterized by webbed feet, compressed, bladelike tarsi, and a heavy, pointed bill.
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Aquatic birds (Sphenisciformes, Gaviiformes, Podicipediformes, Procellariiformes, Pelecaniformes, and Charadriiformes).