Barred Puffbird (Nystalus radiatus)

Order: Galbuliformes | Family: Bucconidae | IUCN Status: Least Concernbarred_puffbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Western Colombia

barred_puffbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Western Colombia

barred_puffbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~21 cm (8.3 in). The Barred Puffbird is all brown. It shows shades of brown a varying thickness of barring throughout the bird’s body. It is distinguished from the White-whiskered Puffbird by having barred underparts rather than streaked, and the absence of white whiskers in the base of the bill.

Status: The Barred Puffbirds is rare and restricted to the semi-humid deciduous forest of northwest Peru in the Department of Tumbes. They forage in the forest canopy in a lethargic fashion. It also occurs in Co, and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Buco Barrado.

Sub-species: Barred Puffbird (Nystalus radiatus) Sclater, PL, 1854.

Meaning of Name: Nystalus, nustalos= sleepy. radiatus: L. radiolatus=barred.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.