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Category:Eulacestoma - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Eulacestoma


This genus contains just one species from New Guinea.
It has a distinctive, deep bill and the male has wattles on the side of the head.


Eulacestoma is a genus in the Family Eulacestomatidae.
The exact affinities of this species are still unclear. Due to similarities in bill morphology it's often regarded beeing close to the Shrike-tit and even placed with the latter in the family Falcunculidae. But apart from the bill there is not more evidence for a close relationship.
Formerly placed in the family Pachycephalidae.

Genus Eulacestoma viewedit
E. nigropectus Wattled Ploughbill


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422

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