White-eared Puffbird

As with some puffbirds, the White-eared Puffbird is a round, plump bird with a short, very narrow tail. It has a large head and orange, black-tipped bill, the head appearing almost oversized for its body. The 'sit-and-wait' feeding strategy, for insects, or opportunistic prey may explain this body shape.

The White-eared Puffbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The White-eared Puffbird (Nystalus chacuru) is a species of bird in the Bucconidae family, the puffbirds. It is found in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina; also Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, and heavily degraded former forest. Contents - * 1 Overview * 1. More

The White-eared Puffbird is a resident of tropical deciduous forest and gallery forest from eastern Peru and central Brazil south to Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. The White-eared Puffbird has a dark brown crown, white collar, rufous-brown upperparts, white underparts and a conspicuous dark brown patch on the bird's lower ear coverts. The White-eared Puffbird still-hunts from mid-level perches in trees and shrubs, and will take a wide range of prey, from insects to reptiles to crabs. More

The White-eared Puffbird's range is in SE Brazil, and is centered on the Cerrado region; the range is also on the southeast Atlantic coast from northern Bahia state south to the Parana–Santa Catarina state borders. The bird's range covers much of the eastern and northern Pantanal; also southern areas of the Caatinga. In the north and west parts of its range, the range covers the upstream headwaters of some Amazon Basin river systems. More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Bucconidae
Genus : Nystalus
Species : chacuru
Authority : (Vieillot, 1816)