Coppery-chested Jacamar Galbula pastazae

  • Order: Galbuliformes
  • Family: Galbulidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan



There is little information on Coppery-chested Jacamar, but its behavior generally is similar to that of other species of Galbula. Coppery-chested Jacamars forage in the under and midstory, perching in a semi open site, often with the long bill angled slightly upward, and sallying to air to catch insects in flight (Whitney in Collar et al. 1992, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b).

Social and interspecific behavior

Coppery-chested Jacamar usually is solitary or in pairs.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2012). Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula pastazae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.