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Spot-backed Puffbird

Nystalus maculatus

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A chunky species with a strong orangish bill and collar. Males and females are dark brown overall with a heavy streaking on the crown, back, and breast. Note the piercing yellow eye. Occurs in light woodlands, savanna, plantations, and scrubby areas. The song is an undulating and far carrying “tewre-tewtewretewtewre.”

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