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This is a close-up of the spread wing of a specimen of Grey-headed Kingfisher from the Lab's reference collection. Specimens like this are used to make identifications based on feather size, shape, color, and pattern.
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- These photos should not be used for identification purposes. Detailed information to assist with selected species identification problems can be found at Publications and Identifications Guides.
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