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Neotropical Bird Club. c/o The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL United Kingdom. E-mail: [email protected] neotropicalbirdclub.org
Daniel M. Brooks, PhD
Class Aves Order Coraciiformes Suborder Alcedines Family Meropidae
Small to medium-sized, active, colorful, sociable birds with long, slender, decurved bills and a characteristic upright, alert posture when perched
Number of genera, species
3 genera; 24 species (22 species recognized by some taxonomists)
Savanna, open woodlands, and desert-scrub, rarely forests
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