|at Novo Mundo, Mato Grosso State, Brazil|
Alcedo dea Linnaeus, 1758
The paradise jacamar (Galbula dea) is a small, approximately 30 cm (1 ft) long bird with a long pointed tail, dark brown cap, white throat and long needle-like bill. It has dark greenish blue plumage with iridescent wings. Both sexes are similar.
The paradise jacamar is distributed throughout tropical rainforests and savanna of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the Guyanas. Its range encompasses nearly the entire Amazon Basin, except in the northwest basin in parts of Colombia and Venezuela, (the northeast is the three countries of the Guyanas, which drain to the Atlantic-Caribbean). The diet consists mainly of butterflies and other flying insects.
- Paradise jacamar videos in the Internet Bird Collection
- BirdLife Species Factsheet
- Stamps (for Guyana) with range map (not accurate)
- Paradise jacamar photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res
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