picoides definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of Picidæ lacking initial toe, having but one behind and two ahead, but in other areas agreeing with Picus proper; the three-toed woodpeckers.
    • In Blyth's system of category (1849), some his Zygodactyli, composed of the woodpeckers, honey-guides, barbets, therefore the toucans, touracous, and colies, the initial three of those being grouped as Cuneirostres, the past three as Levirostres.
    • a genus of Picidae

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