French: Tamatia pie German: Süd-Elsterfaulvogel Spanish: Buco pío mayor
Other common names: Pied Puffbird (when lumped with N. subtectus)
Sometimes placed in genus Bucco. Usually considered conspecific with N. subtectus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. t. tectus
(Boddaert, 1783) – S Venezuela, the Guianas and N Amazonian Brazil (E as far as Maranhão).
N. t. picatus
(P. L. Sclater, 1856) – SE Colombia, E Ecuador and E Peru to E Bolivia and WC Brazil.
14–17 cm; 21–40 g. Most easily confused with N. hyperrhynchus, despite that latter is dramatically larger with a massive bill, but note black... read more
Song (sometimes given in duet by pair) an easily overlooked, thin but loud, high-pitched, bat-like... read more
Inhabits tropical lowland humid evergreen forest, edges, clearings and streamsides, second growth... read more
Food and feeding
Dragonflies (including Libellulidae), Orthoptera (including Locustidae), bugs (Hemiptera), butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera, which... read more
Sept in Surinam; Mar–May and Nov in French Guiana; Oct in SE Pará (with another nest being excavated in Jun) and Dec in... read more
Presumably resident, but appears to move around countryside in irregular pattern, at least... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in the Guianas. In Venezuela, occurs in Imataca Forest Reserve and El Dorado. Generally uncommon in C & S Amazon region, uncommon near... read more
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