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Green-tailed Jacamar

Galbula galbula

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Distinctive, energetic bird of secondary forest, river edges, and disturbed habitats. Note iridescent green plumage with rusty belly, long pointed bill, and active behavior. Often found in pairs or small groups within a few meters of the ground. Feeds on flying insects, which it catches in mid-air from a prominent perch; often returns to same perch to dispatch and consume prey. Frequently gives loud, squeaking call.

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