Chestnut-capped Puffbird (Bucco macrodactylus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~16.3 cm (6.4 in). The Chestnut-capped Puffbird has a black eyestripe bordered by white, a pale orange throat, a solid black neckband, and a deep chestnut cap. The underparts are buff finely barred gray. The upperparts are brown. Distinguished from the similar Spotted Puffbird by having finely barred underparts, solid black breast band, and black eyestripe. 

Status: The Chestnut-capped Puffbirds is uncommon in Varzea and Terra Firme forest in the Amazonian lowlands. It favors forest edges and mature second growth. It has been recorded up to 1000 m  of elevation in the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Buco de Gorro Castaño.

Sub-species: Chestnut-capped Puffbird (Bucco macrodactylus) Spix, 1824.

Meaning of Name: Bucco: L. bucca= cheek. macrodactylus: Gr. makro= great, edaktulos= big toe.

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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.