Brown-banded puffbird

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Brown-banded puffbird
Notharchus ordii - Brown-banded Puffbird.JPG
Brown-banded puffbird at Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso state, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Bucconidae
Genus: Notharchus
Species: N. ordii
Binomial name
Notharchus ordii
(Cassin, 1851)

The brown-banded puffbird (Notharchus ordii) is a species of bird in the family Bucconidae, the puffbirds. It is one of six species in the genus Notharchus.

It is found in Amazon Basin areas of Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru, and in the Orinoco River region of Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests.

Range, north-central Amazonas, Brazil[edit]

The brown-banded puffbird can be found in an area some 1,700 km (1,100 mi) long and 400 km (250 mi) wide, which includes the north and centre of Amazonas state, Brazil—a northwestern region of the Amazon Basin—and the upper reaches of the Orinoco River in south-central Venezuela, where it flows north into the Caribbean. A separate, much smaller region of the bird's range is 1,500 km (930 mi) further south, where the borders of Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil meet.

Other localized, small populations occur on the Amazon River (downstream of the Tapajós-Amazon confluence), and on four of its tributaries: the central Tapajós River, lower Madeira River, lower Rio Negro, and lower Ucayali River.

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