White-throated Spadebill (above), and Yellow-throated Spadebill (below); illustration by Joseph Smit, 1888
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Platyrinchidae
Genus: Platyrinchus

A spadebill is any of seven species of Central and South American passerine birds of the genus Platyrinchus:

Spadebills are members of the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers. They have broad, flat, triangular bills.

See also


External links

Eurasian Spoonbill This article is part of Project Bird Genera, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each genus, including made-up genera.

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