A small bird with a ‘large’ name

If my reconstruction sketch is reliable, this bird must have reached a length of some 10 to 11 cm, this is in fact quite small.  

The head, however, is not known so far.

This time I decided to made a photo of my drawing rather than a scan since my scanner is a dumbass that makes me angry.



[1] Gerald Mayr: A tiny barbet-like bird from the Lower Oligocene of Germany: the smallest species and earliest substantial fossil record of the Pici (woodpeckers and allies). The Auk 122(4): 1-9. 2005


edited: 16.06.2016

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