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Collared Puffbird

Bucco capensis


This example is obviously a young Puffbird that was still taking flying lessons. It was a 15-20 mm (7") bird that is a chestnut brown above and yellowish white below. It also has a narrow black collar at the top of the shoulders and around the front of the breast. The area around the eyes, the bill and feet are flesh to orange in color.


Found on the ground in a clearing in the SE Amazon jungle of Ecuador (700 masl).


I found this little guy on the ground at the mercy of any critter that might pass by. I put it in a tree and never saw it again so you can assume it survived and got married and has a big family or it became supper for something, depending on your outlook :-)

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Tukup 2 years ago

Thanks Israel, I've enjoyed every minute of it.

Israel4 2 years ago

thanks for your work

Tukup 2 years ago

Thanks Mel. I never know what happens to little critters that are "rescued" but at least they have a chance. Good to hear from you.

Mel11 2 years ago

What a wonderful spotting, and what a lucky little bird.

Tukup 2 years ago

Thanks Brian and Ava. Hopefully this year I will be able to catch up with some unique critters from Ecuador. I appreciate your comments. Happy New Year.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 2 years ago

I love your notes :D

Brian38 2 years ago

Wow! Cool encounter Tukup!

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Macuma, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

Spotted on Mar 13, 2007
Submitted on Jan 1, 2022

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