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Photo by rb_stern
La Selva Lodge, Ecuador, January 2009
Jacamerops aureus


25–30 cm

  • Green chin, sides of face and upperparts


Central and South America:
Central America: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil



There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • J. a. penardi:
  • J. a. aureus:
  • J. a. ridgwayi:
  • Lower Amazonian Brazil (Rio Negro and Rio Tapajós eastward)
  • J. a. isidori:


Tropical rain forest



Their diet consists of a variety of insects, bees, wasps and ants.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2014)

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