Birds of Colombia

PUFFBIRDS | BOBOS

ORDER: PICIFORMES

FAMILY: BUCCONIDAE

Puffbirds have dense plumage, large head with a flattened sharp hooked bill. Solitary or in family group and inhabit the interior of wet forests. Sit motionless for long periods of time, occasionaly sallying out to snag insects from surface or air. Puffbirds emit a pungent musky odor. Eat infrequently but abundantly on insects, frogs, lizards, and snakes.

Aves de plumaje denso, de cabezas grandes y pico aplanado con terminar en forma de anzuelo. Solitarios o en pares en el interior de los bosques húmedos. Permanecen inmóviles por largo tiempo en partes bajas de árboles. No hacen ruido, dificiles de observer y emiten olor desagrable. Se caracterizan porque no comen con frecuencia pero cuando lo hacen comen en abundancia. Se alimentan de insectos, lagartos, ranas y culebras.

WHite-necked puffbird

Name in Spanish: Bobo de Collar

Size/Tamaño: 9 in | 22 cm
Location: Andes, Llanos Orientales, and North of Colombia
Altura: <1300 m
Status:

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Species of the family Bucconidae to photograph 
Species de la familia Bucconidae por fotografiar

Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
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Notharchus hyperrhynchus Bobo de collar White-necked Puffbird
Notharchus pectoralis Bobo Pechinegro Black-breasted Puffbird
Notharchus ordii Bobo Pechirrufo Brown-banded Puffbird
Notharchus tectus Bobo Coronado Pied Puffbird
Bucco macrodactylus Bobo Corbatín Chestnut-capped Puffbird
Bucco tamatia Bobo Moteado Spotted Puffbird
Bucco noanamae Bobo de Noanamá Sooty-capped Puffbird
Bucco capensis Bobo Collarejo Collared Puffbird
Nystalus radiatus Bobo Barrado Barred Puffbird
Hypnelus ruficollis Bobo Punteado Russet-throated Puffbird
Malacoptila fusca Bigotudo Pechiblanco White-chested Puffbird
Malacoptila panamensis Bigotudo Dormilón White-whiskered Puffbird
Malacoptila fulvogularis Bigotudo Rayado Black-streaked Puffbird
Malacoptila mystacalis Bigotudo Canoso Moustached Puffbird
Micromonacha lanceolata Bigotudo Lanceolado Lanceolated Monklet
Nonnula rubecula Monjita Chica Rusty-breasted Nunlet
Nonnula brunnea Monjita Parda Brown Nunlet
Nonnula frontalis Monjita Canela Gray-cheeked Nunlet
Hapaloptila castanea Monjita Cariblanca White-faced Nunbird
Monasa atra Monja Negra Black Nunbird
Monasa nigrifrons Monjita Piquirroja Black-fronted Nunbird
Monasa morphoeus Monjita Cantora White-fronted Nunbird
Monasa flavirostris Monjita Piquiamarilla Yellow-billed Nunbird
Chelidoptera tenebrosa Monjita Culiblanca Swallow-winged Puffbird