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Blue-cheeked Jacamar - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Blue-necked Jacamar

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

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,

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

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

Behaviour

Diet

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

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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset

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