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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pelecaniformes, order Pelecaniformesnoun

    pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants

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  1. Pelecaniformes

    The Pelecaniformes are an order of medium-sized and large waterbirds found worldwide. As traditionally—but erroneously—defined, they encompass all birds that have feet with all four toes webbed. Hence, they were formerly also known by such names as totipalmates or steganopodes. Most have a bare throat patch (gular patch), and the nostrils have evolved into dysfunctional slits, forcing them to breathe through their mouths. They also have a pectinate nail on their longest toe. This is shaped like a comb and is used to brush out and separate their feathers. They feed on fish, squid, or similar marine life. Nesting is colonial, but individual birds are monogamous. The young are altricial, hatching from the egg helpless and naked in most. They lack a brood patch. The pelicans, shoebill and hamerkop form a clade within the order, with their next closest relatives being a clade containing the herons, ibises and spoonbills. The Fregatidae (frigatebirds), Sulidae (gannets and boobies), Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants and shags), Anhingidae (darters), and Phaethontidae (tropicbirds) were traditionally placed in the Pelecaniformes, but molecular and morphological studies indicate they are not such close relatives. They have been placed in their own orders, Suliformes and Phaethontiformes, respectively.

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  1. pelecaniformes

    Pelecaniformes is an order of medium-sized and large waterbirds, including the pelicans, herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, and several others species. The majority of them are found in coastal and marine habitats, with some inhabiting wetlands or river habitats. They are characterized by having four webbed toes, a gular sac, and holes in the lower half of the bill through which the nostrils open. While fishing, they dive in the water or stay motionless for a long time, waiting for their prey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pelecaniformes

    those birds that are related to the pelican; the Totipalmi

  2. Etymology: [NL. See Pelican, and -form.]

Wikidata

  1. Pelecaniformes

    The Pelecaniformes is a order of medium-sized and large waterbirds found worldwide. As traditionally—but erroneously—defined, they encompass all birds that have feet with all four toes webbed. Hence, they were formerly also known by such names as totipalmates or steganopodes. Most have a bare throat patch, and the nostrils have evolved into dysfunctional slits, forcing them to breathe through their mouths. They feed on fish, squid or similar marine life. Nesting is colonial, but individual birds are monogamous. The young are altricial, hatching from the egg helpless and naked in most. They lack a brood patch. In the all-encompassing "steganopode" circumscription, the Pelecaniformes had some 50–60 living species. However, modern opinion considers the apparent similarities the result of convergent evolution, and based on a wealth of evidence splits the classically defined "Pelecaniformes" into several groups. Most lineages—frigatebirds, gannets, cormorants and anhingas—constitute indeed a natural group, for which the names Suliformes or Phalacrocoraciformes have been proposed. Tropicbirds are of unclear relationships, but appear to be a quite distinct lineage; they are typically placed in their own order, the Phaethontiformes. The pelicans, meanwhile, are linked to the storks by two bizarre monotypic families, the Hamerkop and the Shoebill. Indeed, they may be more closely related to storks than these are to herons. To overcome this confusion, it has been proposed to merge the "core" Pelecaniformes into the Ciconiiformes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pelecaniformes in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pelecaniformes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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