Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Piciformes — many woodpeckers and similar birds.

Etymologies

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Picus +‎ -idae

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  • Picidae signifies "a family of birds (suborder Pici) comprising the woodpeckers, the piculets, and the wrynecks." Sibley & Monroe (1990: 43-45, Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world) did not recognize suborder Pici. Instead, they designated infraorder Picides.

    See picidae (the first letter of this familial name must be upper case).

    June 28, 2011