Blue-cheeked Jacamar Galbula cyanicollis

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Also known as the Blue-necked Jacamar, this species forms a superspecies with its north-bank replacement, the Yellow-billed Jacamar (Galbula albirostris), and in the past these two species were occasionally viewed as being conspecific. The Blue-cheeked Jacamar is found across southern Amazonia, from eastern Peru to east Amazonian Brazil, where it inhabits the interior of lowland forest, both terra firme and seasonally flooded, and in some areas appears to move into areas of várzea forest only during the high-water season. From other southern Amazonian jacamars with largely rufous underparts, this species should be easily distinguished by the yellow lower mandible and the bluish head and neck sides, although these features might require good light to appreciate.

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

Recommended Citation

Blue-cheeked Jacamar (Galbula cyanicollis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: