An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Piciformes - Jacamars  

Jacamars resemble large hummingbirds, but they use their long bills to catch dragonflies and butterflies. Except for the widespread Rufous-tailed Jacamar, all other species are found in the Amazon basin.


Pale-breasted Jacamar
Pale-headed Jacamar (Brachygalba goeringi)
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia
Found in the flooded flatlands of Colombia and Venezuela, called 'los llanos'.

Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda)
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil
The most widespread and commonly seen species of jacamar.

Green-tailed Jacamar
Green-tailed Jacamar (Galbula galbula)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia


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