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From OpusGalbalcyrhynchus purusianus
20 cm (7Â¾ in)
 Similar Species
Similar in appearance to White-eared Jacamar but lacks the white cheek patch. Replaces White-eared Jacamar in central and southeastern Amazonia; the two species are not known to meet, but their distributions approach one another along the central Rio Ucayali.
Rare to uncommon in open swampy forest, edges to rivers and oxbow lakes, and young river islands.
Their diet consists almost entirely of insects; primarily wasps, bees and termites.
A nest hole was found 3 m above ground.
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