apodiform bird

Definitions of apodiform bird
  1. noun
    nonpasserine bird having long wings and weak feet; spends much of its time in flight
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    swift
    a small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight
    crested swift, tree swift
    birds of southeast Asia and East Indies differing from true swifts in having upright crests and nesting in trees
    hummingbird
    tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight
    Apus apus, European swift
    common European bird with a shrieking call that nests chiefly about eaves of buildings or on cliffs
    Chateura pelagica, chimney swallow, chimney swift
    American swift that nests in e.g. unused chimneys
    Collocalia inexpectata, swiftlet
    swift of eastern Asia; produces the edible bird's nest
    Archilochus colubris
    a kind of hummingbird
    thornbill
    any of various South American hummingbirds with a sharp pointed bill
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    bird
    warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
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