Piciformes


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Piciformes

[‚pis·ə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of birds characterized by the peculiar arrangement of the tendons of the toes.

Piciformes

 

an order of birds; anatomically they are close to the Coraciiformes and the Passeriformes. They are smalland medium-sized arboreal birds, which nest in hollows or burrows. The eggs are white, and the young of most species are naked when they hatch. They vary greatly in outer appearance and habits. There are six families: Galbulidae, Bucconidae, Ramphastidae, Indicatoridae, Capitonidae, and Picidae. There are approximately 400 species, found throughout the world except for Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and Polynesia. Piciformes are most numerous in tropical forests.

REFERENCES

Rukovodstvo po zoologii, vol. 6. Moscow-Leningrad, 1940.
Shul’pin, L. M.Ornitologiia. Leningrad, 1940.
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Ciconiiformes 3% Falconiformes 8% Columbiformes 8% Cuculiformes 3% Caprimulgiformes 3% Apodiformes 3% Trogoniformes 3% Coraciiformes 3% Piciformes 8% Passeriformes 58% Nota: Tabla derivada de grafico segmentado.
I only included species in Passeriformes and Piciformes. I made two changes to the Whitcomb data because information reported in the literature indicated more appropriate values.
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The genus Pterotrogus was registered in species of Piciformes and Apodiformes in the Federal District, Amazonas, Rio Grande do Sul, and Sao Paulo (Valim et al., 2011; Hernandes, 2012); and Pteronyssoides was reported on Stelgidopteryx ruficollis (Hirundinidae) in Pernambuco and Tocantins (Roda and Farias, 1999; Enout et al., 2012).
Orden PICIFORMES Familia Bucconidae Nystalus maculatus (Sclater) (durmili).
While emphasizing water birds, the book also discussed and documented other species Passarines, Piciformes (Wood Peckers), Troglodytes (Wrens), Tyrannidaoe (Kingbirds and Allies), and others--either common to Ohio, or mentioned as rare visitors.
La mayoria de aves en este estudio sobrevivieron la fase aguda de la infeccion y desarrollaron anticuerpos neutralizantes, y varios ordenes fueron incompetentes, incluyendo piciformes, psittaciformes y galliformes (28).
Only woodpeckers (Piciformes) and passerines (Passeriformes) were included in the nest location group analyses.
Hind limb morphology, phylogeny and classification of the Piciformes. Auk 98:466-480.
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%).