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Spadebill, White-throated
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Platyrinchus mystaceus
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Global, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South America, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996). ...
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The adult White-throated Spadebill is 3.8 in (9.7 cm) long, weighs 0.33 oz (9.3 g), and has large eyes and a very short tail. The large head is distinctively marked, with a long yellowish supercilium, blackish ear coverts, yellow eyering, and a black stripe down each side of the neck. The crown has a concealed yellow crest, which is erected as a fan by the singing male. The upperparts are dark olive brown, and the underparts are buff apart from the white throat. The bill is black above and brown below, and is very broad and flat, hence the English and scientific names "spadebill" and Platyrinchus. ...
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