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Brown-banded Puffbird

The Brown-banded Puffbird (Notharchus ordii) is a species of bird in the Bucconidae family, the puffbirds. It is one of six species in the genus Notharchus.


It is found in Amazon Basin areas of Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru; also the Orinoco River region of Venezuela.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Range, north-central Amazonas, Brazil

The Brown-banded Puffbird can be found in north-central Amazonas state Brazil, a northwestern region of the Amazon Basin. A much smaller region of the bird's range is 1500 km south in the southeast border area of Peru with western Bolivia, and the border of extreme southeast Acre state, Brazil. The northern Amazonas range is connected to south-central Venezuela, the upper reaches of the Caribbean north-flowing Orinoco River; this 400 km wide range is split evenly between Venezuela and Amazonas, about 1700 km long.

Other localized, small populations occur notably on four tributary rivers: the central Tapajos River, lower Madeira River, lower Rio Negro, and lower Ucayali River; also on the Amazon River, one region downstream of the Tapajos-Amazon River confluence.


BirdLife International 2004. Notharchus ordii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.

External links

Brown-banded Puffbird photo gallery VIREO

Photo-High Res; Article wingsbirds.com–"Peru-The Northeast"

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