List of birds of North America (Piciformes)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The birds listed below all belong to the biological order Piciformes, and are native to North America.

Puffbirds[edit]

Barred puffbird

Order: Piciformes   Family: Bucconidae

Jacamars[edit]

Order: Piciformes   Family: Galbulidae

American barbets[edit]

Order: Piciformes   Family: Capitonidae

Toucan-barbets[edit]

Order: Piciformes   Family: Semnornithidae

Toucans[edit]

Order: Piciformes   Family: Ramphastidae

Woodpeckers, sapsuckers and flickers[edit]

Red-naped sapsucker

Order: Piciformes   Family: Picidae

Woodpeckers are small to medium-sized birds with chisel-like beaks, short legs, stiff tails and long tongues used for capturing insects. Some species have feet with two toes pointing forward and two backward, while several species have only three toes. Many woodpeckers have the habit of tapping noisily on tree trunks with their beaks.