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Related to Apodidae: Caprimulgidae, Timaliidae
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Some authors extrapolated the habitat requirements of other Apodidae swifts to possibly allow a reversible, temporary torpidity or partial poikilothermy in developing Black Swift chicks and adults (Koskimies 1948, 1950; Udvardy 1954) but true torpor has not been identified in Black Swifts (Lowther and Collins 2002).
major Strigidae (1) Megascops watsonii Apodidae (1) Tachornis squamata Trochilidae (4) Phaethornis philippii Topaza pyra Chrysuronia oenone Heliomaster longirostris Trogonidae (3) Trogon viridis T.
The morphology of the Apodidae is conservative and they are remarkably uniform in many respects, such that differences among them are subtle and may even be undetectable in prepared skins.
bracteatus Nightjars Caprimulgidae Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis Blackish Nightjar Caprimulgus nigrescens Swifts Apodidae Grey-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris Hummingbirds Trochilidae White-tipped Sicklebill Eutoxeres aquila Buff-tailed Sicklebill E.
Caprimulgus maculicaudus C Hydropsalis torquata C Apodidae (3) Chaetura cinereiventris T 1 C.