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Galbula dea

Paradise Jacamar

  • Order: Galbuliformes
  • Family: Galbulidae
  • Polytypic 4 Subspecies


Galbula dea

Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil; 18 April 2015 © Anselmo d`Affonseca

The Paradise Jacamar is a distinctive species distributed widely in northern South America, including nearly the entire Amazon Basin.  The species tends to sit high in the canopy in the open unlike most other jacamars.  Paradise Jacamar is common throughout its range, and is often found by its song, a high, accelerating series of whistles.  The species is overall very tapered at both ends with a long, thin bill and long, pointed tail; color-wise, Paradise Jacamar is blackish overall with a white throat patch.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Paradise Jacamar (Galbula dea), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.

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  • Primary Habitat:Tropical lowland evergreen forest
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  • IUCN Status:Least Concern