Chestnut-capped Puffbird

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Common Name: Chestnut-capped Puffbird
Scientific Name: Bucco macrodactylus

Size: 6 inches (15 cm)

Habitat: South America; western Amazon Basin of Brazil, and Amazonian Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and northern Bolivia; also the eastern Orinoco River Basin of Venezuela. Found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.

Status: Least Concern. Global population: Unknown.

Diet: Insects and small vertebrates caught by a watch and wait technique.

Nesting: Sexes are alike. Cavity nesters, laying 2-3 glossy white eggs in a hole in the ground or a termite mound.

Cool Facts: Puffbirds are related to the jacamars, but lack the iridescent colors of that family.

They usually perch alone, concealed or partially concealed on a limb 3 to 30 feet above or near water. It will sit quietly for long periods of time. Its song is quiet, an abrupt ascending string of notes ending in a twitter… “pup pup pep pep peep peep pip pip pip piz”


Found in Songbird Remix Amazon

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