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Purus Jacamar

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Photo © by Stanley JonesPuerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios Department, Peru, September, 2018

Photo © by Stanley Jones
Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios Department, Peru, September, 2018
;Galbalcyrhynchus purusianus


[edit] Identification

20 cm (7¾ in)

  • Chestnut overall plumage
  • Greenish-black forehead, rown, wings and tail

[edit] 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.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in tropical eastern Peru, northern Bolivia and western Amazonian Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Rare to uncommon in open swampy forest, edges to rivers and oxbow lakes, and young river islands.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects; primarily wasps, bees and termites.

[edit] Breeding

A nest hole was found 3 m above ground.

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