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Green-tailed Jacamar

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Photo © by Luis RBarquilla de Fresa Lodge, Las Claritas, Estado BolĂ­var, Venezuela, 6 April 2009
Photo © by Luis R
Barquilla de Fresa Lodge, Las Claritas, Estado BolĂ­var, Venezuela, 6 April 2009
Galbula galbula


[edit] Identification

18–22 cm (7-8¾ in)

  • Coppery-green upperparts and chestband
  • Bluish-green crown and head sides
  • Black tail

[edit] Distribution

South America: found from eastern Colombia to southern Venezuela, the Guianas, northern and central Brazil.

FemalePhoto © by alexandre vinotFrench Guiana, December 2008
Photo © by alexandre vinot
French Guiana, December 2008

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Coastal and lowland rainforests, forest edges and scrub near water.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of sawflies, wasps, bees and ants. They also eat butterflies and moths.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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