December 28, 2016 – Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda)

These jacamars are found in Central and South America, in several geographically separated populations. They eat a variety of flying insects, especially dragonflies, butterflies, and moths, hunting from a perch and beating prey against it before eating. Nesting in burrows located in banks, steep slopes, and termite nests, males and females share incubation duties. Females incubate during the night and males during the day. Both parents feed the chicks, though males may bring food more often.


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