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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Sharpbills

Scientific system: Clements et al.

Familia: Oxyruncidae

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The only species of the family of Sharpbills has a very discontinuous range from Costa Rica to Brazil. The body length is approx. 17 cm. The bill is straight and pointed, the reason for the Latin name. A striking feature is a bright orange crest with a black edge. Their habitat are tropical forests, where they can be found in the canopy. They are good fliers. Their diet consists mainly of fruits, but they also eat insects. The bowl-shaped nest is built by the female, the chicks are fed by regurgitation.

Oxyruncus

     cristatus - Sharpbill (7)

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