Definition of Picidae
1. Noun. Woodpeckers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Order Piciformes, Piciformes
Member holonyms: Pecker, Peckerwood, Woodpecker, Genus Picus, Picus, Genus Picoides, Picoides, Colaptes, Genus Colaptes, Campephilus, Genus Campephilus, Genus Melanerpes, Melanerpes, Genus Sphyrapicus, Sphyrapicus, Genus Jynx, Jynx, Genus Picumnus, Picumnus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picidae
Literary usage of Picidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"Family Picidae Woodpeckers are well known birds having sharp chisel-like bills, sharply pointed and stiffened tail feathers, and strongly clawed feet with ..."
2. Reports of Explorations and Surveys: To Ascertain the Most Practicable and by United States War Dept, Joseph Henry, United States Army. Corps of Engineers, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1858)
"The diagnosis already given of the Picidae will readily serve to distinguish the ... The Picidae embrace three distinct forms, which constitute as many ..."