Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cotingas :: Sharpbill

Sharpbill Oxyruncus cristatus

Described by: Swainson (1821)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil - Jul, 2002 © Arthur Grosset  Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil - Jul, 2002 © Arthur Grosset  Parque de Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil - Nov, 2006 © Arthur Grosset  Parque Estadual Intervales, São Paulo, Brazil - Aug, 2004 © Tom Stephenson  Tapanti National Park, Cartago Province, Costa Rica - Jun 21, 2008 © Elidier Vargas 
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S. Central America and tropical South America;
Three major populations and many small populations;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) Nw. and c. Costa Rica and w. Panama e. to Veraguas.
(2) E. Panama.
(3) Mountains of s. and se. Venezuela and adjacent Guyana and n. Brazil.
(4) Se. Venezuela (Mt. Roraima), Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, and ne. Brazil (Amapa).
(5) C. Amazonian Brazil from s. Para along the e. bank of the lower Rio Tocantins sw. to Serra dos Carajas along the w. slope.
(6) Se. Brazil (s. Goias, s. Bahia, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo s. to Santa Catarina), e. Paraguay and ex. ne. Argentina (Misiones).
Birds of uncertain race occur at the following locations:
Nw. Colombia (Serrania de San Lucas).
Se. Ecuador (Cordillera Cutuca, Cordillera del Condor).
N. and se. Peru (Junin, San Martin/Amazonas, cordillera Azul, Cuzco, and cloud forests above Rio Tavara, Puno).
Nw. Bolivia (La Paz, rio Tuichi).
S. and ne. Brazil (s. Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Alagoas, and s. Bahia).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: John van der Woude


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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