Brown-banded Puffbird (Notharchus ordii)

Order: Galbuliformes | Family: Bucconidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mitu, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~19.4 cm (7.6 in). The Brown-banded Puffbird is mainly black and white, with a prominent black and brown band separating the white belly and throat. The black upperparts are separate by a white neck band. Distinguished from White-necked Puffbird and Pied Puffbird by the brown pectoral band, no black strip across the eye, and reduced white forehead.

Status: The Brown-banded Puffbird is patchily distributed in the Amazonian lowlands. It is generally rare in forest underlain with poor quality soils such as the patches of sandy soils in Amazonia. It also occurs in Co, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Buco Pardo Bandeado.

Sub-species: Brown-banded Puffbird (Notharchus ordii) Cassin, 1851.

Meaning of Name: Notharcus: Gr. nöthës = slow, sleepy, lazy; and arkhos= leader, chief. ordii= After George Ord, naturalist, philologist, and collector of American specimens. George Ord (1781-1866).

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Distribution Map
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    • 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. on 11/09/2014.