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Blue-capped Motmot Momotus coeruliceps

Sophia Catherine Orzechowski and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published April 22, 2011



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Recommended Citation

Orzechowski, S. C. and T. S. Schulenberg (2011). Blue-capped Motmot (Momotus coeruliceps), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.bucmot1.01