HyperDic: class_aves

English > 1 sense of the expression class Aves:
NOUNanimalclass Aves, Aves(ornithology) the class of birds
English > class Aves: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaning(ornithology) the class of birds.
CategoryornithologyThe branch of zoology that studies birds
Member ofVertebrata, subphylum Vertebrata, Craniata, subphylum Craniatafishes
MembersAepyorniformes, order Aepyorniformeshuge extinct flightless birds
Anseriformes, order Anseriformesducks
Apodiformes, order Apodiformesswifts
Apterygiformes, order ApterygiformesA ratite bird order
Archaeornithes, subclass ArchaeornithesPrimitive reptile-like fossil birds of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous
Caprimulgiformes, order Caprimulgiformesgoatsuckers
Casuariiformes, order CasuariiformesA ratite bird order
Charadriiformes, order Charadriiformeslarge diverse order of aquatic birds found along seacoasts and inland waters
Ciconiiformes, order CiconiiformesOrder of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet
Columbiformes, order Columbiformessand grouse
Coraciiformes, order Coraciiformesrollers
Cuculiformes, order Cuculiformescuckoos
Dinornithiformes, order DinornithiformesA ratite bird order
Falconiformes, order Falconiformeschiefly diurnal carnivorous birds having hooked beaks and long talons with opposable hind toe
Galliformes, order Galliformespheasants
Gaviiformes, order Gaviiformeslarge aquatic birds
Gruiformes, order Gruiformesinland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food
Insessores, order Insessores, perching bird, percherA bird with feet adapted for perching (as on tree branches)
Passeriformes, order Passeriformeslargest order of birds comprising about half the known species
Pelecaniformes, order Pelecaniformespelicans
Picariae, order PicariaeTerm used in some classifications as nearly equivalent to the order Coraciiformes
Piciformes, order Piciformeswoodpeckers
Podicipitiformes, order Podicipitiformes, Podicipediformes, order Podicipediformes, Colymbiformes, order Colymbiformesgrebes
Procellariiformes, order Procellariiformespetrels
Psittaciformes, order PsittaciformesAn order of birds including parrots and amazons and cockatoos and lorikeets and lories and macaws and parakeets
Raptores, order RaptoresTerm used in former classifications
Ratitae, superorder RatitaeUsed in former classifications to include all ratite bird orders
Rheiformes, order RheiformesA ratite bird order
Sphenisciformes, order Sphenisciformespenguins
Strigiformes, order Strigiformesowls
Struthioniformes, order StruthioniformesA ratite bird order
Trogoniformes, order Trogoniformestrogons
birdwarm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
genus ProtoavisExtinct primitive birds of the Triassic period
young birdA bird that is still young
Broaderclass(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

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