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Narrow-billed Tody Todus angustirostris

  • Order: Coraciiformes
  • Family: Todidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Lowell C. Overton


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Recommended Citation

Overton, L. C. (2011). Narrow-billed Tody (Todus angustirostris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.