French: Tamatia à gorge rousse German: Rostkehl-Faulvogel Spanish: Buco bobito
Mexico; error = Santa Marta, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
H. r. decolor
Todd & Carriker, 1922 – extreme NE Colombia (Guajira Peninsula) and NW Venezuela (Falcón).
H. r. ruficollis
(Wagler, 1829) – N Colombia, and NW Venezuela W of L Maracaibo.
H. r. coloratus
Ridgway, 1914 – W Venezuela (S of L Maracaibo).
20–22 cm; 41–57 g. Head dark brown, rufescent spot over nares, rufous and white spot in front of eye, whitish cheek patch, crown spotted pale brown; partial buffy... read more
Noisy, song given duets or solos, mainly heard at heard dawn, comprises repeated rhythmic “... read more
Low-lying areas in open deciduous forest and edge, tree savanna, along waterbodies, dense second... read more
Food and feeding
Many beetles found in one stomach, seeds in another; diet presumably much as for other Bucconidae, with grasshoppers, lizards and anoles... read more
May in Colombia; Aug–Sept in NC Venezuela (Guárico). Nest in arboreal termitarium; sometimes takes over the oven-shaped nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to abundant along the dry littoral open woods of Colombia; less common in heavier forest. Occurs in Salamanca National Park (Colombia) and... read more
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