JACAMARS   -   GALBULIDAE


White-eared Jacamar - Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis
White-eared Jacamar
Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis
Sacha Lodge, Orellana province, Ecuador.
(D2)


Brown Jacamar - Brachygalba lugubris
Brown Jacamar
Brachygalba lugubris lugubris
Upata, Bolívar state, Venezuela.
(D3)


Pale-headed Jacamar - Brachygalba goeringi
Pale-headed Jacamar
Brachygalba goeringi
Rio Barragan, Barinas state, Venezuela.
Found mainly in gallery forest in and around the Llanos of western Venezuela and adjacent Colombia. (D3)


Three-toed Jacamar - Jacamaralcyon tridactyla
Three-toed Jacamar
Jacamaralcyon tridactyla
Balbina forest, Bandeira, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Six toes, actually... It's the only endangered jacamar, formerly occurring widely in the Atlantic Forest, but now restricted to scattered small patches of forest. (D3)


Yellow-billed Jacamar - Galbula albirostris
Yellow-billed Jacamar
Galbula albirostris albirostris
Near San Isidro, Bolívar state, Venezuela.
(D3)


Yellow-billed Jacamar - Galbula albirostris
Yellow-billed Jacamar
Galbula albirostris chalcocephala
Napo Wildlife Center, Orellana province, Ecuador.
This race shows more dusky on the upper mandible, a darker chin, and richer underparts. (D2)


Blue-cheeked Jacamar - Galbula cyanicollis
Blue-cheeked Jacamar
Galbula cyanicollis
Serra dos Carajás, Pará state, Brazil.
(D3)


Rufous-tailed Jacamar - Galbula ruficauda
Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Galbula ruficauda melanogenia
Trail between El Valle and Utría National Park, Chocó department, Colombia.
The most common and widespread jacamar in the world. These are two males; the one on the right appears to be a young bird. (S8)


Rufous-tailed Jacamar - Galbula ruficauda
Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Galbula ruficauda ruficauda
Cotumbo road, Aragua state, Venezuela.
Female, with a cinnamon wash on the throat. (D3)


Green-tailed Jacamar - Galbula galbula
Green-tailed Jacamar
Galbula galbula
Imitaca Forest (Rio Grande), Bolívar state, Venezuela.
Male, with a white throat. This and the next one are obviously closely related. (D3)


Bluish-fronted Jacamar - Galbula cyanescens
Bluish-fronted Jacamar
Galbula cyanescens
Pilcopata, Cusco department, Peru.
(D2)


Coppery-chested Jacamar - Galbula pastazae
Coppery-chested Jacamar
Galbula pastazae
Road to Pacto Sumaco, Napo province, Ecuador.
Male. This species is nearly endemic to Ecuador, barely making it over the borders into southern Colombia and northern Peru. It occurs only in a narrow elevational band in the eastern foothills of the Andes. (D2)


Purplish Jacamar - Galbula chalcothorax
Purplish Jacamar
Galbula chalcothorax
Shaime, Zamora-Chinchipe province, Ecuador.
Male. Almost identical the next species, and they were formerly considered to be conspecific. They differ mainly in size, with Purplish averaging larger, but that is certainly not noticeable in these photos. Here at its highest known elevation, close to 1000 m. (D3)


Bronzy Jacamar - Galbula leucogastra
Bronzy Jacamar
Galbula leucogastra
Reserva Ecologica Lajes, Amazonas state, Brazil.
Male. (D3)


Paradise Jacamar - Galbula dea
Paradise Jacamar
Galbula dea brunneiceps
Terra Indígena Kwatá-Laranjal, Amazonas state, Brazil.
This race with a paler brown crown and shorter tail. (D3)


Great Jacamar - Jacamerops aureus
Great Jacamar
Jacamerops aureus isidori
Reserva El Para, Napo province, Ecuador.
Female. (D2)
















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