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White-whiskered Puffbird

Malacoptila panamensis

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Plump brown bird of shady understories in humid evergreen forest of tropical lowlands. Found singly or in pairs, perched quietly at low to middle levels. Often sits still for long periods and is easily overlooked. Note the stout bill, reddish eyes, streaky underparts, bushy white whiskers, and finely dappled whitish to buffy upperparts.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America