|Spot-backed Puffbird Nystalus
(aka Spot-bellied Puffbird)
Brazilian name: Rapazinho-dos-velhos
The Spot-backed Puffbird is found from north east Brazil through to Paraguay, northern Argentina and Bolivia.
It prefers low dry forest and caatinga where they hunt insects such as beetles.
|It is similar in size to the
(Nystalus chacuru) and it also has a red bill but has no
white on the sides of the head. The lower throat and collar is a
yellowish brown while the breast and belly are white with black
The nest is a hole excavated in a bank or even on flat ground.
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.|
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