Bronzy Jacamar (Galbula leucogastra)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~22.3 cm (8.8 in). Males Bronzy Jacamar are iridescent coppery-green, with a white throat, dark green head, and black bill. Females are a duller version of the males with a buffy throat. The tail in both sexes is gray with iridescent green central feathers. Both sexes have a pale belly. They forage in the mid and high canopy in interior forest. Similar to closely related Purplish Jacamar, but their ranges do not overlap. Forages like other jacamars.

Status: The status of the Bronzy Jacamar in Peru is poorly understood. It is known only from extreme southeast Peru where birds have been observed, photographed and tape-recorded. It also occurs in Co, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Jacamar Bronceado.

Sub-species: Bronzy Jacamar (Galbula leucogastra) Vieillot, 1817.

Meaning of Name: Galbula: Gr. Galbula= a small yellowish bird. leucogastra: L. Leuco=pale or white, gastra=belly..

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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.