Neotropical Birds
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White-chested Puffbird Malacoptila fusca

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Hope Batcheller
Version: 1.0 — Published April 13, 2013



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Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and H. Batcheller (2013). White-chested Puffbird (Malacoptila fusca), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whcpuf1.01
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