[order] Galbuliformes | [family] Bucconidae | [latin] Notharchus tectus | [UK] Pied Puffbird | [FR] Tamatia pie | [DE] Elsterfaulvogel | [ES] Buco Pio | [IT] Bucco bianco e nero | [NL] Bonte Baardkoekoek
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|Notharchus||tectus||LA||Costa Rica through Amazonia|
|Notharchus||tectus||picatus||e Ecuador and e Peru|
|Notharchus||tectus||subtectus||e Costa Rica to c Colombia and sw Ecuador|
|Notharchus||tectus||tectus||s Venezuela, the Guianas and n Brazil|
Black crown with white spots, white eyebrow. Back, wings (scapular white endings) and tail black. Breast, chin and belly white with a broad black breast band. Stout bill and short legs black.
Listen to the sound of Pied Puffbird
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It is found in Bolivia, northern Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and southern Venezuela. Common bird in Suriname in the coastal plane and plantation areas.
Prefers subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.
Nests in excavated holes in arboreal termitaria (4-25 meter above ground), clutch size usually 2 eggs. No further data.
Forages mostly high up in canopy. Diet exclusively insects like bettles, dragonflies, ants and wasps. Reported foraging at arboreal termitaria.
This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 5,400,000 kmÂ². The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Sedentary throughout range, but appears to move around countryside.seasonally