What is another word for Family Steatornithidae?

2 synonyms found


[ fˈamɪli stˈiːtɔːnˌɪθɪdˌiː], [ fˈamɪli stˈiːtɔːnˌɪθɪdˌiː], [ f_ˈa_m_ɪ_l_i s_t_ˈiː_t_ɔː_n_ˌɪ_θ_ɪ_d_ˌiː]

Family Steatornithidae is a small taxonomic group of nocturnal birds. The members of this family are commonly known as Oilbirds or Guacharos. They are unique birds that have an oily substance in their stomachs, which they use to feed their young. They are found in the northern parts of South America and are known for their distinctive calls. Some of the synonyms for this family include Steatornis caripensis, Oilbird family, and Steatornithinae. While this family may not be as well-known as some other bird families, they play an important role in the ecosystem and have a fascinating place in birding lore.

Synonyms for Family steatornithidae:

How to use "Family steatornithidae" in context?

The Family Steatornithidae is composed of two monotypic genera: Steatornis and Sula. Steatornis is a medium-sized stork-like bird, with a wingspan of up to 2.1 meters. Sula is a small Lowland rail, with a wingspan of just over 60 centimeters. Both species are endemic to Africa.

Steatornis was first described in 1786 by the French naturalist Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon. It is the type genus of the family Steatornithidae. The English naturalist George Edwards described Sula in 1881.

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