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Paradise Jacamar Galbula dea


The Paradise Jacamar is a distinctive species distributed widely in northern South America, including nearly the entire Amazon Basin.  The species tends to sit high in the canopy in the open unlike most other jacamars.  Paradise Jacamar is common throughout its range, and is often found by its song, a high, accelerating series of whistles.  The species is overall very tapered at both ends with a long, thin bill and long, pointed tail; color-wise, Paradise Jacamar is blackish overall with a white throat patch.

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Recommended Citation

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