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Barred Puffbird

From Opus

Photo by Robert_Scanlon Cana Field Station, Panama, January 2004
Photo by Robert_Scanlon
Cana Field Station, Panama, January 2004
Nystalus radiatus

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[edit] Identification

Bill grey green; eyes yellow. Cinnamon rufous barred black above, broad buffy nuchal collar and white throat; sides of face and underparts buff finely barred black, most heavily on sides.

[edit] Distribution

From central Panama (northern Cocle) through Colombia to western Ecuador.

[edit] Taxonomy

Monotypic[1]

[edit] Habitat

Forest clearing in cloud forests to 900m.

[edit] Behaviour

Often in separated pairs perched quietly and partially hidden in foliage at mid-level or higher. Occasionally lower or may even drop to ground for prey. Sallies at long intervals to foliage on branches for prey.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects, even as large as grasshoppers.

[edit] Vocalisation

Call: a long, slow, wolf-whistle, phweeeeet-weeeeeuuuu (about 4-5 seconds) repeated about twice a minute; ventriloquial, remarkably humanlike, and not often heard.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BF Member observations
  3. Angehr and Dean: The birds of Panama

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