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Collared Puffbird Bucco capensis

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The Collared Puffbird is a familiar species of the vast forests of northern Amazonia.  The species is rufous above with a stout pinkish bill, with a white throat, buff belly, and black chest band.  Structurally, Collared Puffbird has a very large head and short tail, with a chunky body.  Like other puffbirds, this species employs a sit-and-wait strategy for hunting, which it uses to catch insects and small vertebrates.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Collared Puffbird (Bucco capensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/colpuf1