Definition of Order Piciformes
1. Noun. Woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Member holonyms: Piciform Bird, Family Picidae, Picidae, Capitonidae, Family Capitonidae, Bucconidae, Family Bucconidae, Family Indicatoridae, Indicatoridae, Family Galbulidae, Galbulidae, Family Ramphastidae, Ramphastidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Piciformes
Literary usage of Order Piciformes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"order Piciformes. " WOODPECKERS and their kin " might be the popular title of this Order of birds, but it includes two Families which cannot be called ..."
2. The Valley of Kashmír by Walter Roper Lawrence (1895)
"Barbels. I have often been surprised at never finding a single representative of the Barbels in Kashmir. Order PICIFORMES. Woodpeckers. ..."
3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1892)
"Having compared it with the examples of P. orientalis obtained by Mr. Jackson, I find that it is undoubtedly identical with them. Order PICIFORMES. Fam. ..."