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Photo © by Luis R
Barquilla de Fresa Lodge, Las Claritas, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela, 6 April 2009
Galbula galbula


18–22 cm (7-8¾ in)

  • Coppery-green upperparts and chestband
  • Bluish-green crown and head sides
  • Black tail


South America: found from eastern Colombia to southern Venezuela, the Guianas, northern and central Brazil.

Photo © by alexandre vinot
French Guiana, December 2008


This is a monotypic species[1].


Coastal and lowland rainforests, forest edges and scrub near water.



Their main diet consists of sawflies, wasps, bees and ants. They also eat butterflies and moths.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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