The Avians evolved on Xindus along with the other species of Xindi and it was said that their numbers once darkened the skies. When beings that called themselves "the Guardians" visited them, the Avians were the only Xindi species that did not believe the Guardians' stories. They saw these so called Guardians as nothing but wingless aliens, not gods. At the end of the century long war among the species of Xindi, the Avians were obliterated into extinction when their planet was destroyed, since they did not have sufficient technology to evacuate their homeworld. Strangely though despite this fact evidence of offworld Avian colonies exist such as where the Xindi Council hosted their meetings dating back at least 2000 BC. (ENT episodes: "The Shipment", "The Council"; ST reference: Federation: The First 150 Years)
In 2402, USS Voyager made first contact with the Lorians in the Zenas Expanse. Federation scientists hypothesized that the Lorians may be related to the extinct Xindi-Avians but lacked sufficient data on ancient Xindi to proof the idea. (STO website: The Path to 2409)
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- The Path to 2409 website relates the Lorians to the Xindi-Avians, while the STO novel: The Needs of the Many appendix omits the Avian reference.