Furnariidae


Furnariidae

▪ bird family
      bird family, order Passeriformes, containing about 220 species in nearly 60 genera, limited in distribution to Central and South America. This is one of the most diverse bird groups, with many body plans and popular names. Because of the nesting habits of several well-known species, the name ovenbird is often applied to the family generally, but many are called castle-builders, firewood gatherers, earth creepers, foliage gleaners, miners, spine tails, and reed haunters. In appearance, habitat, and food habits, furnariids variously resemble larks, wrens, creepers, nuthatches, titmice, thrushes, and warblers, but the family is united by common features of the skeleton and muscles. Most are brown to rufous and have rufous stripes on the underwing.

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  • Furnariidae — n. A natural family including ovenbirds. Syn: family {Furnariidae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furnariidae — Furnariidés …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Furnariidae —   Furnáridos Furnarius rufus …   Wikipedia Español

  • Furnariidae — Töpfervögel Systematik Klasse: Vögel (Aves) Ordnung: Sperlingsvögel (Passeriformes) Unterordnung: Schreivögel (Tyranni) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Furnariidae — krosniniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Furnariidae angl. ovenbirds vok. Töpfervögel rus. печники; печниковые; птицы гончары; птицы печники pranc. furnariidés ryšiai: platesnis terminas – krosniniai paukščiai… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Furnariidae — noun e.g. ovenbirds • Syn: ↑family Furnariidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Tyranni, ↑suborder Tyranni • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Furnariidae — …   Википедия

  • furnariidae — fur·na·ri·idae …   English syllables

  • family Furnariidae — noun e.g. ovenbirds • Syn: ↑Furnariidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Tyranni, ↑suborder Tyranni • Member Meronyms: ↑Furnari …   Useful english dictionary

  • Furnariidé — Furnariidae Furnariidés …   Wikipédia en Français


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