Striolated Puffbird (Nystalus striolatus)

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

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

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown  | Loc. Tahuichi, Bolivia

Identification & Behavior: ~20.5 cm (8.1 in).  The Striolated Puffbird brown back and cap. The throat and sides of the neck are buffy with the rest of underparts light brown finely streaked gray. It is distinguished from White-chested Puffbird and Semi-collared Puffbird by having a uniformly gray bill, paler and thinly streaked underparts, and by favoring the canopy as foraging habitat. Also, see Black-streaked Puffbird.

Status: The Striolated Puffbird is rare to uncommon in the canopy and sub-canopy of the Terra Fime forest in the Amazonian lowlands. It has been recorded at elevations of up to 1200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It is absent on the north side of the Amazon and Marañon Rivers but seems restricted to the foothill of the Andes in Northern Peru. It also occurs in Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Buco Estriolado.

Sub-species: Striolated Puffbird (Nystalus striolatus striolatus) Pelzeln, 1856.

Meaning of Name: Nystalus: Gr. nustalos= sleepy. striolatus: L. striolata= finely striped.

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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.