White-throated Jacamar (Brachygalba albogularis)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Vilcabamba, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~15.5 cm (6.1 in). The White-throated Jacamar is dark brown (seen from a distance) with a yellow bill and white face and throat.  Pairs or family groups favor forest edges where they perch in horizontal branches waiting for passing insects they catch on the wing.  It is distinguished from the similar Brown Jacamar by white throat and face, and yellow bill.  Both species replace each other geographically and are not known to overlap.

Status: The White-throated Jacamar is the only small brown jacamar south of the Amazon and Ucayali rivers. It is generally uncommon, and also seems to be absent in areas within its general range. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Jacamar de Garganta Blanca.

Sub-species: White-throated Jacamar (Brachygalba albogularis) Spix, 1824.

Meaning of Name: Brachygalba: Gr. Brakhus=small or short, galba= in reference to Galbula. albogularis: L. albus=white, gularis, gluttony=throat.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.