Russet-throated Puffbird

Mar 13, 2011 | Birding

The Russet-throated Puffbird (Hypnelus ruficollis) is a near-passerine bird which breeds in tropical South America in northeastern Colombia and much of Venezuela, It is commonly named in Colombia as Bobito,Utta, Tol and Coludo.  The puffbirds are an insectivorous bird family related to the jacamars, but lacking the iridescent colours of that group. The Russet-throated Puffbird is fairly common in dry scrub and dry forest. It excavates a burrow in an arboreal termite colony, and lays three white eggs.{Birds of Venezuela by Hilty} & Wikipedia.

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