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Collared Puffbird


The Collared Puffbird (Bucco capensis) is a sit-and-wait hunting bird found across the northern region of South America in the Amazon Basin, southern Colombia and Venezuela, and the Guianas.

The puffbirds are an insectivorous bird family related to the jacamars, but lacking the iridescent colours of that group. The Collared Puffbird grows to about 21 cm in length, and prefers to sit and wait for prey, which has earned it nicknames such as "lazy bird" and "sleeper".

References

Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

Animal, Smithsonian Institution, 2005

External links

Stamps with RangeMap

Photo; Article mindobirds

Photo; Article toursexplore.com

Collared Puffbird photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res--

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