Blue-headed Saw-bill

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“Momotus caeruleiceps. Blue-headed Saw-bill. The central tail-feathers are long-exserted, and spatulate by absence of webs along a part of the shaft - a mutilation effected, it is said, by the birds themselves; the bill is about as long as the head, gently curved; the nostrils are rounded, basal, exposed; the wings are short and rounded; the tarsi are scutellate anteriorly. It is greenish, with blue head.” Elliot Coues, 1884


Birds: S


Elliot Coues Key to North American Birds (Boston, MA: Estes and Lauriat, 1884)


TIFF (full resolution)

2400×1557, 1.2 MiB

Large GIF

1024×664, 166.0 KiB

Medium GIF

640×415, 74.1 KiB

Small GIF

320×207, 19.1 KiB