family Trochilidae


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Synonyms for family Trochilidae

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vociferus Wilson, whip-poor- I C will Chordeiles minor (Forster), I O common nighthawk Order Apodiformes (swifts and hummingbirds) Family Apodidae (swifts) Chaetura pelagica (Linnaeus), I A chimney swift Family Trochilidae (hummingbords) Archilochus colubris (Linnaeus), I C ruby-throated hummingbird Selasphorus rufus (Gmelin), I R rufous hummingbird Order Coraciiformes (todies, motmots, and kingfishers) Family Alcedinidae (kingfishers) Ceryle alcyon (Linnaeus), belted I O kingfisher Order Piciformes (woodpeckers and allies) Family Picidae (woodpeckers) Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus), I C northern flicker Dryocopus pileatus (Linnaeus), I O pileated woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus (Linnaeus), I C red-bellied woodspecker M.
Nowadays, scientists classify hummingbirds in the family Trochilidae, in the order Trochiliformes.
Among the members of the family Trochilidae, the swallow-tailed hummingbird Eupetomena macroura attracts a lot of attention because of its length of 18 cm, its long bifurcated tail, and its aggressive territorial behavior (Morales, 2003; Pizo and Silva, 2001).