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Apodiformes
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird
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Apodiformes

Peters, 1940
Families

Apodidae
Hemiprocnidae
Trochilidae
For fossil forms, see text

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Range of the Swifts and Hummingbirds.
Synonyms

Apodimorphae

Apodiformes is an order of birds with long narrow wings and weak feet that comprises the swifts and the hummingbirds. With nearly 450 species identified to date, they are the most diverse order of birds after the passerines.

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