Paradise Jacamar (Galbula dea) - HBW 7, p. 100
French: Jacamar à longue queue
Spanish: Jacamará Colilargo
Taxonomy: Alcedo Dea Linnaeus, 1758, Surinam.
Previously placed in a separate genus Urogalba, but this now subsumed by Galbula. Races described largely on the basis of differences in size and plumage tone, but these may represent only clinal variation. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- dea (Linnaeus, 1758) - S Venezuela (upper R Orinoco), the Guianas, and Brazil N of Amazon (E of R Negro).
- brunneiceps (Todd, 1943) - SE Colombia (E Guainía, Vaupés, S to Amazonas), E Ecuador, E Peru, and W Brazil (W of R Negro and, S of Amazon, between R Madeira and R Tapajós).
- phainopepla (Todd, 1943) - W Brazil S of Amazon (W of R Madeira).
- amazonum (P. L. Sclater, 1855) - NC Brazil (W to R Tapajós, S to N Mato Grosso) and N Bolivia (Pando, Beni, N La Paz).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 26 videos
A bird high in a tree, flycatching and coming back Locality Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp brunneiceps)
Josep del Hoyo 9 July 2007 5 years ago 39 sec 4.4
A bird mandibulating a wasp, before swallowing it. Locality Zanderij International Airport, Para District, Suriname (ssp dea)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 12 June 2011 1 year ago 30 sec 4.2
A close-up of a bird, calling and looking around for potential prey. Locality Zanderij International Airport, Para District, Suriname (ssp dea)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 16 July 2011 1 year ago 42 sec 4
A bird manipulating and eating a big orthopteran, rubbing the bill at the end. Locality Cuieiras Biological Reserve, Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp dea)
Josep del Hoyo 31 July 2011 1 year ago 57 sec 3.8
An individual perched and looking around Locality Cuyuní River Road, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp dea)
DAVID ASCANIO 30 April 2003 5 years ago 23 sec 3.6
A bird perched, seen from below Locality Río Grande, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela (ssp dea)
DAVID ASCANIO 28 February 2007 5 years ago 29 sec 3.6
Adult perched seen from below.
Locality Kaw-Roura Nature Reserve, French Guiana (ssp dea)
Patrick Ingremeau 27 April 2008 2 years ago 3.5
A bird perched in a tree with a prey in its beak.
Locality Cuieiras Biological Reserve, Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp dea)
Josep del Hoyo 30 July 2011 1 year ago 2.8
A bird perched on a branch.
Locality Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp amazonum)
Carmelo López 18 November 2011 1 year ago 2.5
Locality Cayenne, French Guiana
Hervé MICHEL 1 October 2009 3 years ago 2.5
A complete bout of song by a bird. Locality Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 28 July 2011 1 year ago 4
Calls by one bird responding another bird. Locality Cuieiras Biological Reserve, Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 30 July 2011 1 year ago 3.5