Galbulidae – Jacamars

Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda) by BirdingPix

Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda) by BirdingPix

By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches. (Psalms 104:12 KJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PICIFORMES, Family – Galbulidae – Jacamars

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Species (18)

White-eared Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis)
Purus Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus purusianus)
Dusky-backed Jacamar (Brachygalba salmoni)
Pale-headed Jacamar (Brachygalba goeringi)
Brown Jacamar (Brachygalba lugubris)
White-throated Jacamar (Brachygalba albogularis)
Three-toed Jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla)
Yellow-billed Jacamar (Galbula albirostris)
Blue-necked Jacamar (Galbula cyanicollis)
Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda)
Green-tailed Jacamar (Galbula galbula)
Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula pastazae)
White-chinned Jacamar (Galbula tombacea)
Bluish-fronted Jacamar (Galbula cyanescens)
Purplish Jacamar (Galbula chalcothorax)
Bronzy Jacamar (Galbula leucogastra)
Paradise Jacamar (Galbula dea)
Great Jacamar (Jacamerops aureus)

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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Dave’s BirdingPix
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Keith Blomerley – Videographer

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Jacamars (Galbulidae) – IBC
Jacamar – Wikipedia
Galbulidae – Le quide ornitho

The jacamars are a family, Galbulidae, of near passerine birds from tropical South and Central America, extending up to Mexico. The order contains five genera and 18 species. The family is closely related to the puffbirds, another Neotropical family, and the two families are often separated into their own order away from the Piciformes, instead being placed in the Galbuliformes. They are principally birds of low altitude woodlands and forests, and particularly of forest edge and canopy.

The jacamars are small to medium sized perching birds. They are glossy elegant birds with long bills and tails. In appearance and behaviour they show resemblances to the Old World bee-eaters, as most ariel insectivores tend to have short wide bills as opposed to long thin ones. The legs are short and weak, and the feet are zygodactyl. Their plumage is often bright and highly iridescent, although it is quite dull in a few species. There are minor differences in plumage based on sex, males often having a white patch on the breast. (Wikipedia with editing)

*Purus Jacamar – Two birds perched on limb – by Keith

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Rufous-tailed Jacamar by Keith – A male sitting on a branch and flying up to catch an insect

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