Bluish-fronted Jacamar (Galbula cyanescens)
Male Bluish-fronted Jacamar, near Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image near Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil
March 2003

The Bluish-fronted Jacamar is found south of the Amazon in eastern Peru, northern Bolivia and western Brazil. It is found on forest edges, including gallery forest and secondary growth often near water as in this case just west of Humaitá.

The crown is metallic bluish green, the upperparts green while the primaries are blackish. The chin is blackish while the throat and chest are green. The rest of the underparts including the undertail are rufous. The bill is long, slender and black. The female is similar but the underparts are ochraceous.

There are illustrations in HBW, Volume 7, Page 98.

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