French: Tamatia à plastron German: Gürtelfaulvogel Spanish: Buco pechinegro
G. R. Gray
Canal Zone of Panama E to C Colombia and S to NW Ecuador.
19–23 cm; 60–69 g. Mostly glossy blue-black; white throat, separated by a broad black band from white auricular patch, narrow white nuchal collar; scapulars, wing... read more
Song 10–30 loud “kwee” whistles followed by 3 or so lower, slower “whew... read more
Humid and wet lowland forest, second-growth woodland, often near running water; less frequently at... read more
Food and feeding
Large centipedes (Chilopoda), millipedes (Diplopoda), scorpions (Scorpiones), spiders, roaches (Blattodea), grasshoppers or katydids (... read more
Mar–May in NW Colombia; Mar–Jul in Panama. Nest in hole c. 18 cm deep, excavated by both sexes, in arboreal termitarium 2·3... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon, but common at least locally, and habit of spending long periods motionless inside canopy probably mask its status elsewhere.... read more
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