The Paradise Jacamar, Galbula dea is a small, approximately 30cm long, bird with long pointed tail, dark brown cap, white throat and long needle-like bill. It has dark greenish blue plumage with iridescent wings. Both sexes are similar.
The Paradise Jacamar is distributed throughout tropical rainforests and savanna of Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and the Guyanas. The bird's range encompasses nearly the entire Amazon Basin, except in the northwest basin in parts of Colombia and Venezuela, . The diet consists mainly of butterflies and other flying insects.
Widepsread and common throughout its range, the Paradise Jacamar is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
Paradise Jacamar videos on the Internet Bird Collection
BirdLife Species Factsheet
IUCN Red List
Stamps (for Guyana) with RangeMap-(not accurate)
Paradise Jacamar photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res
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