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Bare-faced sicklebill
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Drepanornis albertisi
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Corvida
Superfamily: Corvoidea
Family: Paradisaeidae
Subfamily: Paradisaeinae
Genus: Drepanornis
P.L. Sclater, 1873

Drepanornis is a genus of bird-of-paradise found in forests of New Guinea. They have long decurved sickle-like bills and an overall brown plumage.

The genus is sometimes considered a subgenus of Epimachus,[1] but the two members of Drepanornis have a far shorter tail[2] and their sexual dimorphism is less extreme.[1]

Species

References

  1. ^ a b Frith, C. & Frith, D. (2009). Black-billed Sicklebill (Drepanornis albertisi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2014). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/60655 on 1 May 2015).
  2. ^ Frith, C. & Frith, D. (2009). Brown Sicklebill (Epimachus meyeri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2014). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/60654 on 1 May 2015).

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