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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Picidae.

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  • Other important birds are lesser seed-finch (Oryzoborus angolensis), ruddy-breasted seedeater (Sporaphila minuta), slate-colored seedeater (Sporophila schistacea), Guianan piculet (Picumnus minutissimus), blood-coloured woodpecker (Veniliornis sanguineus), and the crimson-hooded manakin (Pipra aureola).

    Paramaribo swamp forests

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  • Veniliornis a genus consisting of 14 species of woodpeckers from Latin America.Veniliornis is a Greek compound word meaning sea-serpent bird.

    May 27, 2012