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Moustached Puffbird

Malacoptila mystacalis

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This plump brown bird is found in the Andes in Venezuela and Colombia, from the lower foothills up to 2,100 m. Females are darker than males, with a less prominent white mustache. Not many similar species in range; beware White-whiskered Puffbird, which is typically found at lower elevations and shows yellowish (not gray) lower mandible and more streaking on belly. Typically inconspicuous in the lower to middle levels of wet forest, where singles or pairs often sit motionless on a horizontal limb.

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