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Purplish Jacamar - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Stanley Jones
Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador, November 2014
Galbula chalcothorax


20–23 cm

  • Blackish-green crown and head sides
  • Reddish upperparts and tail


South America: found in western Amazonia, from southeastern Colombia to eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru (south to Ucayali) and east to western Brazil (east at least to the Juruá)".


This is a monotypic species[1].


Primary and secondary terra firme forests, forest edges and clearings. Observed at heights around 861 m.


There is little information available, but it is thought their diet may be similar to Rufous-tailed Jacamar.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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