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Collared puffbird

Bucco capensis


The collared puffbird (Bucco capensis) is a sit-and-wait hunting bird found across the northern region of South America in the Amazon Basin, southern Colombia and Venezuela, and the Guianas.


The puffbirds are an insectivorous bird family, related to the jacamars but lacking the iridescent colours of that group. The collared puffbird grows to about 21 cm (8.3 in) in length, and prefers to sit and wait for prey, which has earned it nicknames such as "lazy bird" and "sleeper".

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jcra-explorer4 3 years ago

Not me or that would just be really creepy

jcra-explorer4 3 years ago

Said the bird

jcra-explorer4 3 years ago

I am watching you

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

Great spotting, Aisse, and nice photo to go with it!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 3 years ago

Congrats, very nice work brotha.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Congratulations. Interesting spotting.

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Aisse, this distinctive Collared Puffbird is our Spotting of the Day!

"Rather distinctive with its large rufous head and black chestband, this Collared Puffbird (Bucco capensis) is our Spotting of the Day! This species is found in the forests of northern Amazonia. Like other puffbirds (family Bucconidae), this species uses a "sit-and-wait" strategy for catching insects and small vertebrates. Because of this it is known as "lazy bird" and "sleeper". First occurrence for this species on Project Noah".



Pizza97 3 years ago

So cute!!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago


flowntheloop 3 years ago


Aisse Gaertner
Spotted by
Aisse Gaertner

AM, Brazil

Spotted on Jun 21, 2017
Submitted on Jul 11, 2017

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