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Photo by Dwaalgast
Manu Wildlife Center, September 2006
Bucco capensis



  • Chestnut head and back
  • Bright orange sides of face
  • Rufous upperparts with dark bars
  • White throat, black chest band
  • Yellowish belly
  • Bright orange iris, bill, and feet


South America: found in south-easternColombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, eastern Peru, Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies dugandi is not generally recognised[2].


Humid forest, dry hills, bamboo bordering rivers.



They nest in holes that they dig in sloping or flat ground.


The diet includes large insects and small vertebrates such as lizards, snakes, frogs.


  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Answers.com

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