French: Jacamar vert German: Grünschwanz-Glanzvogel Spanish: Jacamará coliverde
Cayenne and Brazil = Cayenne
E Colombia (Vichada, Meta), S & E Venezuela (S of R Orinoco), the Guianas and N Brazil (S to lower reaches of R Madeira and R Tapajós).
18–22 cm; 18–29 g. Male has upperparts and chestband shining metallic coppery green, usually more bluish on crown and sides of head; primaries dull black; tail... read more
Song accelerating “peeo peeo peea pee-pee-pee-pee-pe-pe-pe-e-e-e-e’e’e’e... read more
Borders (but not interior) of humid terra firme, várzea, gallery and... read more
Food and feeding
Predominantly Hymenoptera (e.g. Ichneumonidae), but also Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, Diptera (Brachycera), Coleoptera (e.g. Chrysomelidae,... read more
Breeds in Feb–Mar in Venezuela, in May–Jun and Aug in Surinam, and in Apr and Sept in Brazil. Burrow excavated in low bank or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common, at least in coastal portions of its range and in river valleys of S Venezuela (e.g. R Orinoco, R Caura, R Paragua). The commonest... read more
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