|White-eared Puffbird (Nystalus chacuru)
|Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Outside the Amazon Basin, the White-eared Puffbird is probably the most common puffbird.
It has a strikingly red bill with dark tip and hook as well as the eponymous white "ears".
It is found in the cerrado and other open country habitats in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina.
|The generic name "Nystalus" is derived from the Greek word for drowsy and reflects the apparently lazy or languid nature of the Puffbird family.|