Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula pastazae)

Order: Galbuliformes | Family: Galbulidae  | IUCN Status: Vulnerable

Coppery-chested-Jacamar
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Ecuador

Coppery-chested-Jacamar
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southeast Ecuador

Coppery-chested-Jacamar
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Ecuador

Coppery-chested-Jacamar
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southeast Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~23.5 cm (9.1 in). The Coppery-chested Jacamar is iridescent green with a black bill and rufous tail and belly. Females have rufous throats. Birds show a variable amount a copper sheen on the breast and light orange orbital skin. They favor forest edges where birds wait on horizontal branches for passing insects they catch on the wing. Male Coppery-chested Jacamars are very similar to White-chinned Jacamars, but their ranges are not known to overlap.

Status: The Coppery-chested Jacamar is known from a single locality in the Cordillera del Condor along the border between Peru and Ecuador. In Peru, it ranges at elevations between 750 to 1500 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Jacamar de Pecho Cobrizo.

Sub-species: Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula pastazae) Taczanowski & Berlepsch, 1885.

Meaning of Name: Galbula: Gr. Galbula= a small yellowish bird. pastazae: originating from the Pastaza region of Peru and Ecuador.

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Distribution Map
Coppery-chested JacamarVoice


References:

    • 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.