Coppery-chested Jacamar Galbula pastazae

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of Coppery-chested Jacamar is similar to that of other species of Galbula; it is described as "a series of gradually rising pee notes that seem (unlike many other Galbula) usually not to end in a chipper" (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b) and as "a rising series of wee notes, sometimes ending in a descending rattle" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

The call is "a sharper peeyk" (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b) or "a weet note, singly or in a series" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Nonvocal Sounds

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.