Definition of Bird family

1. Noun. A family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings.

Group relationships: Craniata, Subphylum Craniata, Subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata
Specialized synonyms: Family Struthionidae, Struthionidae, Casuaridae, Family Casuaridae, Apterygidae, Family Apterygidae, Family Rheidae, Rheidae, Aepyornidae, Family Aepyornidae, Dinornithidae, Family Dinornithidae, Family Meliphagidae, Meliphagidae, Family Prunellidae, Prunellidae, Alaudidae, Family Alaudidae, Family Motacillidae, Motacillidae, Family Fringillidae, Fringillidae, Carduelinae, Subfamily Carduelinae, Emberizidae, Subfamily Emberizidae, Subfamily Emberizinae, Coerebidae, Dacninae, Family Coerebidae, Family Dacninae, Family Passeridae, Passeridae, Family Ploceidae, Ploceidae, Drepanididae, Family Drepanididae, Family Menuridae, Menuridae, Atrichornithidae, Family Atrichornithidae, Eurylaimidae, Family Eurylaimidae, Superfamily Tyrannidae, Tyrannidae, Cotingidae, Family Cotingidae, Family Pipridae, Pipridae, Family Furnariidae, Furnariidae, Family Formicariidae, Formicariidae, Dendrocolaptidae, Family Dendrocolaptidae, Family Pittidae, Pittidae, Family Muscicapidae, Muscicapidae, Family Turdidae, Turdidae, Subfamily Turdinae, Turdinae, Family Sylviidae, Sylviidae, Subfamily Sylviinae, Sylviinae, Family Timaliidae, Timaliidae, Family Parulidae, Parulidae, Family Paradisaeidae, Paradisaeidae, Family Icteridae, Icteridae, Family Oriolidae, Oriolidae, Family Sturnidae, Sturnidae, Corvidae, Family Corvidae, Garrulinae, Subfamily Garrulinae, Cracticidae, Family Cracticidae, Family Troglodytidae, Troglodytidae, Family Mimidae, Mimidae, Acanthisittidae, Family Acanthisittidae, Family Xenicidae, Xenicidae, Certhiidae, Family Certhiidae, Family Sittidae, Sittidae, Family Paridae, Paridae, Family Irenidae, Irenidae, Family Hirundinidae, Hirundinidae, Artamidae, Family Artamidae, Family Thraupidae, Thraupidae, Family Laniidae, Laniidae, Malaconotinae, Subfamily Malaconotinae, Family Ptilonorhynchidae, Ptilonorhynchidae, Cinclidae, Family Cinclidae, Family Vireonidae, Vireonidae, Bombycillidae, Family Bombycillidae, Accipitridae, Family Accipitridae, Falconidae, Family Falconidae, Family Pandionidae, Pandionidae, Family Sagittariidae, Sagittariidae, Cathartidae, Family Cathartidae, Family Strigidae, Strigidae, Family Tytonidae, Tytonidae, Family Meleagrididae, Meleagrididae, Family Tetraonidae, Tetraonidae, Cracidae, Family Cracidae, Family Megapodiidae, Megapodiidae, Family Phasianidae, Phasianidae, Perdicidae, Perdicinae, Subfamily Perdicidae, Subfamily Perdicinae, Numididae, Numidinae, Subfamily Numididae, Subfamily Numidinae, Family Opisthocomidae, Opisthocomidae, Family Tinamidae, Tinamidae, Family Raphidae, Raphidae, Columbidae, Family Columbidae, Family Pteroclididae, Pteroclididae, Family Psittacidae, Psittacidae, Loriinae, Subfamily Loriinae, Cuculidae, Family Cuculidae, Family Musophagidae, Musophagidae, Coraciidae, Family Coraciidae, Alcedinidae, Family Alcedinidae, Family Meropidae, Meropidae, Bucerotidae, Family Bucerotidae, Family Upupidae, Upupidae, Family Phoeniculidae, Phoeniculidae, Family Momotidae, Momotidae, Family Todidae, Todidae, Apodidae, Family Apodidae, Family Hemiprocnidae, Hemiprocnidae, Family Trochilidae, Trochilidae, Caprimulgidae, Family Caprimulgidae, Family Podargidae, Podargidae, Family Steatornithidae, Steatornithidae, Family Picidae, Picidae, Capitonidae, Family Capitonidae, Bucconidae, Family Bucconidae, Family Indicatoridae, Indicatoridae, Family Galbulidae, Galbulidae, Family Ramphastidae, Ramphastidae, Family Trogonidae, Trogonidae, Anatidae, Family Anatidae, Merginae, Subfamily Merginae, Anserinae, Subfamily Anserinae, Anhimidae, Family Anhimidae, Ciconiidae, Family Ciconiidae, Balaenicipitidae, Family Balaenicipitidae, Family Ibidiidae, Family Threskiornithidae, Threskiornithidae, Family Plataleidae, Plataleidae, Family Phoenicopteridae, Phoenicopteridae, Ardeidae, Family Ardeidae, Family Gruidae, Gruidae, Cariamidae, Family Cariamidae, Family Rallidae, Rallidae, Family Otididae, Otididae, Family Turnicidae, Turnicidae, Family Psophiidae, Psophiidae, Charadriidae, Family Charadriidae, Family Scolopacidae, Scolopacidae, Family Recurvirostridae, Recurvirostridae, Family Haematopodidae, Haematopodidae, Family Phalaropidae, Phalaropidae, Family Glareolidae, Glareolidae, Burhinidae, Family Burhinidae, Family Laridae, Laridae, Sterninae, Subfamily Sterninae, Family Rynchopidae, Rynchopidae, Family Stercorariidae, Stercorariidae, Alcidae, Family Alcidae, Family Gavidae, Gavidae, Family Podicipedidae, Podicipedidae, Family Pelecanidae, Pelecanidae, Family Fregatidae, Fregatidae, Family Sulidae, Sulidae, Family Phalacrocoracidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Anhingidae, Family Anhingidae, Family Phaethontidae, Phaethontidae, Family Spheniscidae, Spheniscidae, Diomedeidae, Family Diomedeidae, Family Procellariidae, Procellariidae, Family Hydrobatidae, Hydrobatidae, Family Pelecanoididae, Pelecanoididae
Generic synonyms: Family

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bird Family

bird cherries
bird cherry
bird cherry tree
bird colonel
bird colonels
bird course
bird courses
bird diseases
bird dog
bird dogged
bird dogging
bird dogs
bird dropping spider
bird dropping spiders
bird face
bird family (current term)
bird fancier
bird flu
bird food
bird genus
bird in the bosom
bird in the hand
bird louse
bird of Jove
bird of Juno
bird of Minerva
bird of night
bird of one's own brain

Literary usage of Bird family

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1871)
"BT The bird family. A Genealogy of Thomas Bird, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and some of His Descendants. Prepared for Matthew Bird, of New-York, ..."

2. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1857)
"THE SNOW-bird family. BY LEANDER WETHERELL. In some parts of New England, says Wilson, "I found the opinion general, that the enow-bird is transformed in ..."

3. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1869)
"E, OR HUMMING-bird family.—This Family comprises birds of the smallest size, and of the most gorgeous plumage to be found in the feathered race. ..."

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