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Snowcap Microchera albocoronata

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Kistler, Ethan and Thomas S. Schulenberg
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References

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Recommended Citation

Kistler, Ethan and Thomas S. Schulenberg. 2013. Snowcap (Microchera albocoronata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.snowca1.01