Order Galbuliformes

Family Galbulidae

Jacamars
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General
  • Small to medium-sized slender perching birds with small feet, rounded wings, and very long bill used to catch insects in flight; plumage varies from brightly coloured and iridescent to fairly dull.
  • Neotropical.
  • Wooded, mostly lowland habitats.
  • 14-34 cm.
  • 5 genera, 18 species, 37 taxa.
  • 2 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.