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Common Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas

Described by: Vieillot (1819)
Alternate common name(s): Common Scimitarbill, Scimitar-bill, Greater Scimitarbill, Greater Scimitar-bill
Old scientific name(s): Phoeniculus cyanomelas


Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  Fish River Canyon, Namibia - Aug, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer 
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S. and e. Africa;
(1) S. and e. Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, n. Kenya and s. Somalia to e. Zaire, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and e. South Africa (ne. Transvaal).
(2) C. Angola to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and n. South Africa (n. Cape Province, nw. Orange Free State, Transvaal, Swaziland and Natal).


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


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