Birds of Colombia

    PICIFORMES: Bucconidae (Puffbirds)  
Genus: Nystalus (2 species, 6 worldwide)

Western Striolated Puffbird
Western Striolated Puffbird (Nystalus obamai) Rare/Accidental
Manu, Madre de Dios, Peru  
Photograph by Joao Quental     Copyright and usage info

Barred Puffbird
Barred Puffbird (Nystalus radiatus)
Utica, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

The distinctive slow 'bull-whistle' call is heard much more often than the bird is seen. Like other puffbirds, often sits still waiting for big insects. More common in moist habitats, but also found in dry forests.

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