piciform bird

noun
any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring wood
Hypernyms: ↑bird
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Piciformes, ↑order Piciformes

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  • piciform — [pi′sə fôrm΄] adj. of, or having the nature of, an order (Piciformes) of birds, including woodpeckers and toucans, having two front and two hind toes for clinging to vertical surfaces * * * ▪ bird Introduction  any member of the group of birds… …   Universalium

  • bird — birdless, adj. /berrd/, n. 1. any warm blooded vertebrate of the class Aves, having a body covered with feathers, forelimbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, and no teeth, and bearing young in a hard shelled egg. 2. a fowl or game bird. 3 …   Universalium

  • Bird — /berrd/, n. Larry, born 1956, U.S. basketball player. * * * I Any of the warm blooded, beaked vertebrates of the class Aves, including more than 9,600 living species. A covering of feathers distinguishes birds from all other animals. Birds have a …   Universalium

  • honey guide — noun small bird of tropical Africa and Asia; feeds on beeswax and honey and larvae • Hypernyms: ↑piciform bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Indicatoridae, ↑family Indicatoridae * * * noun 1. : any of several small plainly colored nonpasserine birds of the …   Useful english dictionary

  • jacamar — noun tropical American insectivorous bird having a long sharp bill and iridescent green or bronze plumage • Hypernyms: ↑piciform bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Galbulidae, ↑family Galbulidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • peckerwood — noun bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel like bill for boring into wood for insects • Syn: ↑woodpecker, ↑pecker • Hypernyms: ↑piciform bird • Hyponyms: ↑green woodpecker, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • puffbird — noun brownish tropical American bird having a large head with fluffed out feathers • Hypernyms: ↑piciform bird • Member Holonyms: ↑Bucconidae, ↑family Bucconidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Piciformes — noun woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans • Syn: ↑Piciformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Aves, ↑class Aves • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piciformes — noun woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans • Syn: ↑order Piciformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Aves, ↑class Aves …   Useful english dictionary

  • psittaciform — ▪ bird Introduction  any member of the group of more than 360 species of generally brightly coloured, noisy birds, to which the general name parrot may be applied. All belong to just two families. In the family Psittacidae are parakeets… …   Universalium

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