Order Apodiformes

Amber Brown & Taylor Kirk

Classifications

Class: Aves

Infraclass: Neognathae

Superorder: Cypselomorphae

Order: Apodiformes

Basic info

Types of birds: Swifts and hummingbirds

3 defining characteristics: very small and have short legs and tiny feet, bare skin with no scales on feet, long primary feathers and short secondary feathers, Their young are blind, naked, and helpless at birth

Additional info

3 interesting facts:

the word apodiformes means "footless" in Latin

The smallest of living birds are included among the Trochilidae, the smallest known species being the Bee hummingbird

glues its egg into the nest