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Buff-bellied Puffbird

Notharchus swainsoni

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Uncommon chunky pied species, usually noticed perched motionless in the canopy of humid and lower montane forests. Note its sturdy bill, narrow white forehead, white breast with a narrow black collar, and buffy belly. Song is a descending series of whistles. No similar species in its range.

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