Cavitaves is a clade that contain the order Leptosomiformes (cuckoo roller) and the clade Eucavitaves (a large assemblage of birds that includes woodpeckers, kingfishers and trogons).[1][2][3][4][5][6] The name refers to the fact that the majority of them nest in cavities.

Cavitaves
Rufous Necked Hornbill 2.jpg
Rufous-necked hornbill, Aceros nipalensis at nesting cavity
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Coraciimorphae
Clade: Cavitaves
Ericson, 2012
Clades
Cavitaves

Leptosomiformes (cuckoo roller)

Eucavitaves

Trogoniformes (trogons)

Picocoraciae

Bucerotiformes (hornbills and hoopoes)

Picodynastornithes

Coraciiformes (rollers and kingfishers)

Piciformes (woodpeckers and toucans)

ReferencesEdit

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