Coppery-chested Jacamar Galbula pastazae

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


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Coppery-chested Jacamar
eBird range map for Coppery-chested Jacamar

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Coppery-chested Jacamar is resident in a restricted area on the east slope of the northern Andes. The bulk of the range lies in Ecuador (Collar et a. 1992, Poulsen and Wege 1994, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a), but there are records from a single site each in southeastern Colombia (El Carmen, Nariño; Fitzpatrick and Willard 1982, Hilty and Brown 1986) Distribution in Peru of Coppery-chested Jacamar. Solid circles: specimen records; open circles; sight records; dotted line: 1000 m contour (Schulenberg et al. 2006) and in northeastern Peru (upper Rio Comaina, Cordillera del Condor, Amazonas; Schulenberg and Wust 1997, Schulenberg et al. 2010).

The elevational distribution of Coppery-chested Jacamar in Ecuador is ca 750-1500 m (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a). The record from Colombia was at 1600 m (Fitzpatrick and Willard 1982), and the Peru record is from 1430 m (T. Schulenberg, personal observation).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Coppery-chested Jacamar occurs in the understory of humid montane forest, especially at forest edge, along streams, at treefall gaps, and the edges of landslides (Collar et al. 1992, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b, Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

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.