family Phaethontidae

noun
tropicbirds
Syn: ↑Phaethontidae
Hypernyms: ↑bird family
Member Holonyms: ↑Pelecaniformes, ↑order Pelecaniformes
Member Meronyms: ↑Phaethon, ↑genus Phaethon

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  • Phaethontidae — noun tropicbirds • Syn: ↑family Phaethontidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Pelecaniformes, ↑order Pelecaniformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird family — noun a family of warm blooded egg laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Struthionidae, ↑family Struthionidae, ↑Casuaridae, ↑family Casuaridae, ↑Apterygidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pelecaniform — [pel΄ ə kan′ə fôrm΄] adj. of, or having the nature of, an order (Pelecaniformes) of swimming birds having all four toes connected in a webbed foot, including pelicans and cormorants * * * ▪ bird Introduction    any of the relatively large and… …   Universalium

  • order Pelecaniformes — noun pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants • Syn: ↑Pelecaniformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Aves, ↑class Aves • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pelecaniformes — noun pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants • Syn: ↑order Pelecaniformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Aves, ↑class Aves • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tropicbird — Taxobox name = Tropicbirds image caption = Red tailed Tropicbird ( Phaethon rubricauda ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves infraclassis = Neognathae ordo = see text familia = Phaethontidae familia authority = Brandt, 1840 genus …   Wikipedia

  • genus Phaethon — noun type genus of the Phaethontidae • Syn: ↑Phaethon • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Phaethontidae, ↑family Phaethontidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phaethon — noun 1. (Greek mythology) son of Helios; killed when trying to drive his father s chariot and came too close to earth • Topics: ↑Greek mythology • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Greek deity 2. type genus of the Phaethontidae • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tropic bird — any of several web footed seabirds of the family Phaethontidae, chiefly of tropical seas, having white plumage with black markings and a pair of greatly elongated central tail feathers. Also, tropicbird. Also called boatswain bird. [1675 85] * *… …   Universalium

  • List of Southern African birds — This is a list of the bird species recorded in Southern Africa. Southern Africa is defined as Africa south of a line between the Kunene and Zambezi rivers, encompassing Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and southern… …   Wikipedia

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