Western striolated puffbird

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Western striolated puffbird
Nystalus obamai.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Bucconidae
Genus: Nystalus
N. obamai
Binomial name
Nystalus obamai
(Whitney et. al., 2013)

The western striolated puffbird (Nystalus obamai) was considered conspecific with the eastern striolated puffbird.[1][2] It lives in Bolivia, western Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.[3] Its natural habitat is subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests. It was named after U.S. president Barack Obama.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm A Classification of the Bird Species of South America, hereafter SACC List. Accessed 7 November 2016.
  2. ^ Gill, F. and D. Donsker (Eds). 2016. IOC World Bird List (v 6.3). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. ^ Pacheco, José Fernando, and Carlos Eduardo Quevedo Agne. 2016. Species lists of birds for South American countries and territories: Brazil. Version of 2 November 2016. http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCCountryLists.htm
  4. ^ Whitney, B. M.; et al. (2013). "A name for Striolated Puffbird west of the Rio Madeira with revision of the Nystalus striolatus (Aves: Bucconidae) complex". Handbook of the Birds of the World, Special volume: New Species and Global Index. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. pp. 240–244.

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