Order: Galbuliformes | Family: Bucconidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Orellana, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Yasuni, Peru
Status: The White-chested Puffbird is rare in the understory of Terra Firme Forest north of the Amazon and Marañon Rivers. It ranges further south only along the west side of the Ucayali River. It has been recorded at elevations of up to 1500 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.
Name in Spanish: Buco de Pecho Blanco.
Sub-species: White-chested Puffbird (Malacoptila fusca) Gmelin, 1788.
Meaning of Name: Malacoptila: Gr. malakos= soft and ptilon= plumage, feather. semicincta: L. semi= half and cinctus= band, strap.
- 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.