Barred puffbird

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Barred puffbird
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Bucconidae
Genus: Nystalus
N. radiatus
Binomial name
Nystalus radiatus
(Sclater, 1854)
Nystalus radiatus map.svg

The barred puffbird (Nystalus radiatus) is a species of puffbird in the family Bucconidae. It lives in forests in the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena of Panama, Colombia and Ecuador. They can often be found in the middle to upper levels of the forests, in addition it has been spotted on the edges of forest trials, wires in loosely populated land, clearings with scattered trees, and occasionally in lower stories of humid forest borders. In terms of behavior, this bird is easily overlooked because of its propensity to sit still for long periods of time (similar to other puffbirds). Migration of this species has not been observed. Their diet consists of beetles, large caterpillars, local praying mantis, and small lizards. It can be identified by its faint red color, long, narrow and slightly graduated tail, creamy yellow colored iris and small size.[2][3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2020). "Nystalus radiatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T22682261A167866969. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T22682261A167866969.en. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  2. ^ Greeney, Harold F.; Port, Jeff; Werner, Florian (2004). "First Description of the Nest of the Barred Puffbird (Nystalus radiatus) from North-western Ecuador" (PDF). Ornitología Neotropical. 15 (2): 285–288.
  3. ^ Rasmussen, Pamela C.; Collar, Nigel; Kirwan, Guy M. (4 March 2020). "Barred Puffbird (Nystalus radiatus)". Birds of the World. Retrieved 14 February 2021.