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- Noun

Any one of numerous species of tropical American birds of the genus Galbula and allied genera. They are allied to the kingfishers, but climb on tree trunks like nuthatches, and feed upon insects. Their colors are often brilliant.

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  • Jacamar


    The jacamars are a family, Galbulidae, of near passerine birds from tropical South and Central America, extending up to Mexico. The family contains five genera and 18 species. The family is closely related to the puffbirds, another Neotropical family, and the two families are often separated into their own order, Galbuliformes, separate from the Piciformes. They are principally birds of low-altitude woodlands and forests, and particularly of forest edge and canopy.

  • Brown jacamar

    Brown jacamar

    The brown jacamar (Brachygalba lugubris) is a species of bird in the family Galbulidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.This bird was originally described by William John Swainson in 1838. This bird is feed on insects, especially for flying insects.

  • Yellow-billed jacamar

    Yellow-billed jacamar

    The yellow-billed jacamar (Galbula albirostris) is a species of bird in the family Galbulidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. It is a bird of the Amazon Basin; its range is only on the north side of the Amazon River, except at the river's outlet in a small region of northeastern ParĂ¡ state, Brazil. The Andes cordillera is the western limit of the species.

  • Three-toed jacamar

    Three-toed jacamar

    The three-toed jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla) is a species of bird in the family Galbulidae. It is monotypic within the genus Jacamaralcyon.

  • Paradise jacamar

    Paradise jacamar

    The paradise jacamar (Galbula dea) is a small, approximately 30 cm (1 ft) long bird with a long pointed tail, dark brown cap, white throat and long needle-like bill. It has dark greenish blue plumage with iridescent wings. Both sexes are similar.

  • Purplish jacamar

    Purplish jacamar

    The purplish jacamar (Galbula chalcothorax) is a species of bird in the family Galbulidae.

  • USS Jacamar

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  • Coppery-chested jacamar

    Coppery-chested jacamar

    The coppery-chested jacamar (Galbula pastazae) is a species of bird in the family Galbulidae. It is found in far southern Colombia, Ecuador and far northern Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical and tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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