Jacamars resemble large hummingbirds, but they use their long bills to catch dragonflies and butterflies. Except for the widespread Rufous-tailed Jacamar, all other species are found in the Amazon basin.
Pale-headed Jacamar (Brachygalba goeringi) |
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia
Found in the flooded flatlands of Colombia and Venezuela, called 'los llanos'.
Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda) |
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil
The most widespread and commonly seen species of jacamar.
Green-tailed Jacamar (Galbula galbula) |
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia