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An extra division, or category, in the classification of birds. It is below a family and above a tribe (or genus). Most end in -inae[1].

Examples

Accipitridae:

Elaninae
Gypaetinae
Gypinae
Circaetinae
Harpiinae
Aquilinae
Harpaginae
Buteoninae
Accipitrinae

Trochilidae:

Phaethornithinae
Florisuginae
Trochilinae

References

  1. ^ Terres, John K. (1980). The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN 0394466519. 

See also


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Hemipus picatus This article is part of Project Taxonomy, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each taxonomic term.
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