Puffbirds (Bucconidae)

Rufous-necked Puffbird (Malacoptila rufa) - HBW 7, p. 132

French: Tamatia à col roux German: Goldstirn-Faulvogel Spanish: Buco Cuellirrojo

Taxonomy: Bucco rufus Spix, 1824, “in sylvis fl. Amazonum” = São Paulo de Olivença, westernmost north Brazil.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rufa (Spix, 1824) - S of Amazon from NE Peru to W Brazil (E to R Madeira) and S to E Bolivia and E Mato Grosso.
  • brunnescens J. T. Zimmer, 1931 - S Amazon Basin E of R Madeira (N Brazil).