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Jacamars

Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula Ruficauda)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Galbulidae
Vigors, 1825
Genera

Galbalcyrhynchus
Brachygalba
Jacamaralcyon
Galbula
Jacamerops
Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 529 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (856 × 970 pixel, file size: 308 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Binomial name Galbula ruficauda Cuvier, 1816 The Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda), is a near-passerine bird which breeds in the tropical New World in southern Mexico, Central America and South America as far as southern Brazil and Ecuador. ... For other uses, see Scientific classification (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Families Galbulidae Bucconidae Capitonidae Ramphastidae Picidae Indicatoridae For prehistoric taxa, see text Six families of largely arboreal birds make up the order Piciformes, the best-known of them being the Picidae, which includes the woodpeckers and close relatives. ... Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785 – October 26, 1840) was an Irish zoologist and politician. ... Galbalcyrhynchus is a genus of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Brachygalba is a genus of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name (Vieillot, 1817) The Three-toed Jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Galbula is a genus of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name (Müller, 1776) The Great Jacamar (Jacamerops aureus) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ...

The jacamars are near passerine birds from tropical South America, extending up to Mexico. They are glossy elegant birds with long bills and tails, which feed on insects caught in the air. In appearance and behaviour they show resemblances to the Old World bee-eaters, although they are more closely related to woodpeckers Near passerine is a term often given to those land birds most closely related to the true passerines in the order Passeriformes Rainbow Bee-eater They comprise Order Pterocliformes sandgrouse Order Columbiformes dodos, pigeons and doves Order Psittaciformes cockatoos and parrots Order Cuculiformes turacos and cuckoos Order Strigiformes owls Order... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The Old World consists of those parts of Earth known to Europeans, Asians, and Africans before the voyages of Christopher Columbus; it includes Europe, Asia, and Africa (collectively known as Africa-Eurasia), plus surrounding islands. ... Genera Nyctyornis Meropogon Merops The bee-eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae. ... Genera Melanerpes Sphyrapicus Xiphidiopicus Dendropicos Dendrocopos Picoides Veniliornis Campethera Geocolaptes Dinopium Meiglyptes Hemicircus Micropternus Picus Mulleripicus Dryocopus Celeus Piculus Colaptes Campephilus Chrysocolaptes Reinwardtipicus Blythipicus Gecinulus Sapheopipo For other uses, see Woodpecker (disambiguation). ...


Like most of their relatives, jacamars are hole nesters, laying 2-4 white eggs in a hole in the ground. This group is related to other Piciformes as below, although it should be noted that the jacamars and the puffbirds are sometimes given an order of their own, Galbuliformes: Genera Notharchus Bucco Nystalus Hypnelus Micromonacha Nonnula Hapaloptila Chelidoptera Malacoptila Monasa The puffbirds and their relatives in the near passerine bird family Bucconidae are tropical near passerine birds from South America, extending up to Mexico. ... An order of birds comprising the jacamar and puffbird families, Galbulidae and Bucconidae. ...


Species

  • White-eared Jacamar, Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis
  • Chestnut Jacamar, Galbalcyrhynchus purusianus
  • Dusky-backed Jacamar, Brachygalba salmoni
  • Pale-headed Jacamar, Brachygalba goeringi
  • Brown Jacamar, Brachygalba lugubris
  • White-throated Jacamar, Brachygalba albogularis
  • Three-toed Jacamar, Jacamaralcyon tridactyla
  • Yellow-billed Jacamar, Galbula albirostris
  • Blue-cheeked Jacamar, Galbula cyanicollis
  • Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Galbula ruficauda
  • Green-tailed Jacamar, Galbula galbula
  • Coppery-chested Jacamar, Galbula pastazae
  • Bluish-fronted Jacamar, Galbula cyanescens
  • White-chinned Jacamar, Galbula tombacea
  • Purplish Jacamar, Galbula chalcothorax
  • Bronzy Jacamar, Galbula leucogastra
  • Paradise Jacamar, Galbula dea
  • Great Jacamar, Jacamerops aureus

Binomial name Des Murs, 1845 The White-eared Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Goeldi, 1904 The Chestnut Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus purusianus) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Sclater & Salvin, 1879 The Dusky-backed Jacamar (Brachygalba salmoni) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Sclater & Salvin, 1869 The Pale-headed Jacamar (Brachygalba goeringi) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name (Swainson, 1838) The Brown Jacamar (Brachygalba lugubris) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name (Spix, 1824) The White-throated Jacamar (Brachygalba albogularis) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name (Vieillot, 1817) The Three-toed Jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Latham, 1790 The Yellow-billed Jacamar (Galbula albirostris) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Cassin, 1851 The Blue-necked Jacamar (Galbula cyanicollis) or Blue-cheeked Jacamar is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Galbula ruficauda Cuvier, 1816 The Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda), is a near-passerine bird which breeds in the tropical New World in southern Mexico, Central America and South America as far as southern Brazil and Ecuador. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1766) The Green-tailed Jacamar (Galbula galbula) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Taczanowski & Berlepsch, 1885 The Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula pastazae) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Deville, 1849 The Bluish-fronted Jacamar (Galbula cyanescens) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Spix, 1824 The White-chinned Jacamar (Galbula tombacea) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Sclater, 1855 The Purplish Jacamar (Galbula chalcothorax) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Vieillot, 1817 The Bronzy Jacamar (Galbula leucogastra) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ... Binomial name Galbula dea Linnaeus, 1758 The Paradise Jacamar, Galbula dea is a small, up to 30cm long, bird with long pointed tail, dark brown cap, white throat and long needle-like bill. ... Binomial name (Müller, 1776) The Great Jacamar (Jacamerops aureus) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. ...

External links

  • Jacamar videos on the Internet Bird Collection

 
 

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