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Guianan Puffbird

Notharchus macrorhynchos


The Guianan puffbird (Notharchus macrorhynchos) is a species of puffbird in the Bucconidae family.


It is found in forest and woodland in north-eastern South America (and named after The Guianas), in far eastern Venezuela, north-eastern Brazil, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. It formerly included the white-necked puffbird (now N. hyperrhynchus) as a subspecies.


The two differ markedly in bill size (N. hyperrhynchus larger-billed than N. macrorhynchos), plumage (among other things, N. hyperrhynchus has less black to the flanks and more white to the forecrown than N. macrorhynchos), and voice. Consequently, the two were separated by SACC in 2004.[2] As presently defined, the Guianan puffbird is monotypic.

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Aisse Gaertner
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Aisse Gaertner

Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Spotted on May 17, 2016
Submitted on Jun 1, 2016

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