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Série com o macho do Ariramba, Ariramba-da-cauda-ruiva, Bico-de-agulha, Bico-de-agulha-de-rabo-vermelho, Beija-flor-grande, Beija-flor-d'água (Galbula ruficauda) - Series with the male of the Rufous-tailed Jacamar - 15-07-2012 – IMG_2556

Fotografado no Parque Olhos D' água, em Brasília (SQN 413/414), Brasil.


A garganta do macho é somente branca, a fêmea distingue-se pela garganta arruivada.

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Ariramba- da-cauda-ruiva - Bico-de-agulha (Galbula ruficauda), Fotografado no Olhos D'Água , em Brasília, Brasil.

Família: Galbulidae Espécie: Galbula ruficauda

Comprimento: 22 cm; peso: 23 g. Presente da Amazônia até o Paraná. Encontrado também do México à Bolívia e Argentina. Comum em bordas de florestas úmidas (e no interior, próximo a clareiras, capoeiras, margens de rios e brejos) e em matas ralas e secas. Vive normalmente aos pares, pousado em arbustos, de onde voa para apanhar insetos, como borboletas e abelhas.

Faz ninho em buracos escavados em barrancos ou em cupinzeiros nas árvores. Põe de 2 a 4 ovos pontilhados de marrom. Conhecido também como beija-flor-grande, ariramba-da-mata-virgem, beija-flor-d´água, jacamarici, bico-de-sovela, sovelão (Minas Gerais), ariramba-de-rabo-vermelho e ariramba-de-cauda-ruiva.



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Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Fotographed at Brasília's Olhos Dágua (Water's Eyes) Park.

A novice may be forgiven for thinking, on first sight, that this bird was a Hummingbird. The shape, the needle-like bill and the iridescence cannot help but give that impression. But this a far larger species than any hummingbird. In overcast conditions it has a somewhat dull greenish colour on the upper parts, but in bright low-angle sunlight the bird seems to catch fire and all the colours of the rainbow, except blue, appear in a burst of splendour reminiscent of the queen of a Trinidad Carnival band. Go to Tobago and stop at the 23 1/2 mile post on the Windward Road and you are certain to see some of these birds flying in and out of their nest holes in the mudbank on the side of the road.

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Rufous-tailed Jacamar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rufous-tailed Jacamar

Conservation status


Least Concern

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Piciformes

Family: Galbulidae

Genus: Galbula

Species: G. ruficauda

Binomial name

Galbula ruficauda

Cuvier, 1816


The Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda) is a near-passerine bird which breeds in the tropical New World in southern Mexico, Central America and South America as far as southern Brazil and Ecuador.

The jacamars are elegant brightly coloured birds with long bills and tails, which feed on insects caught in the air, like bee-eaters. They distinguish between edible and unpalatable butterflies mainly according to body shape (Chai 1996). This species is a resident breeder in a range of dry or moist woodlands and scrub. The two to four rufous-spotted white eggs are laid in a burrow in a bank or termite mound.

The Rufous-tailed Jacamar is typically 25 cm long with a 5 cm long black bill. The subspecies G. r. brevirostris has, as its name implies, a shorter bill. This bird is metallic green above, and the underparts are mainly orange, including the undertail, but there is a green breast band. Sexes differ in that the male has a white throat, and the female a buff throat; she also tends to be have paler underparts. The race G. r. pallens has a copper-coloured back in both sexes.

This insectivore hunts from a perch, sitting with its bill tilted up, then flying out to catch flying insects.

The Rufous-tailed Jacamar's call is a sharp pee-op, and the song a high thin peeo-pee-peeo-pee-pe-pe, ending in a trill.

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Taken on July 15, 2012