Capitonidae

plural noun Cap·i·ton·i·dae \ˌkapəˈtänəˌdē\

Definition of Capitonidae

  1. :  a family of stocky chiefly tropical arboreal birds (order Piciformes) with large stout bills swollen at the base and usually with brilliantly colored plumage including a number of New and Old World barbets and sometimes especially formerly the honey guides

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Origin and Etymology of capitonidae

New Latin, from Capiton-, Capito, type genus + -idae


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