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Blue-cheeked Jacamar

From Opus

Alternative name: Blue-necked Jacamar

Photo © by WilsonDiazMuyuna Lodge, Loreto, Peru, November 2013
Photo © by WilsonDiaz
Muyuna Lodge, Loreto, Peru, November 2013
Galbula cyanicollis


[edit] Identification

19–22 cm (7½-8¾ in)

  • Glossy green upperparts
  • Chestnut underparts
  • Blue cheeks, malar and crown
  • Black upper malar, yellow lower
  • Yellow bare eyering,

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in the humid lowlands of north-eastern Peru, Bolivia and Brazil south of the Amazon.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Undisturbed Várzea (seasonally flooded forest) - and forest interior.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of beetles, wasps, bees, ants, flies.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset

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