Spot-bellied Puffbird (Nystalus maculatus) - HBW 7, p. 128
French: Tamatia tamajac
Spanish: Buco Durmilí
Other common names: Spot-backed Puffbird; Streak-bellied Puffbird (striatipectus)
Taxonomy: Alcedo maculata J. F. Gmelin, 1788, Brazil = Ceará.
Race striatipectus may be a separate species, on basis of morphology, but vocalizations apparently similar; further study required in zone of probable contact, in Pantanal. Proposed race parvirostris (C Brazil) not reliably separable from nominate; pallidigula (SW Brazil) synonymous with striatipectus, showing only minor, apparently clinal, differences. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- maculatus (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) - NE & C Brazil (to SW Mato Grosso).
- striatipectus (P. L. Sclater, 1854) - SC & SE Bolivia (Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz) and SC Brazil (W Mato Grosso do Sul) S to W & C Paraguay and NW Argentina (S to Córdoba).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 11 videos
A bird in a branch, and changing its position Locality Camiri, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp striatipectus)
Josep del Hoyo 11 August 2005 9 years ago 35 sec 4.7
A bird singing several times. Locality Caetité, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp maculatus)
Ciro Albano 23 February 2011 4 years ago 58 sec 4.5
One bird on a branch. Locality Quixadá, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp maculatus)
Ciro Albano 26 January 2010 5 years ago 36 sec 4.5
A bird in a branch, looking around Locality Camiri, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp striatipectus)
Josep del Hoyo 11 August 2005 9 years ago 30 sec 4
A bird perched in a tree, singing three times. Locality Fazenda Javaes, Pium, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp maculatus)
Josep del Hoyo 5 August 2011 2 years ago 35 sec 3.8
A bird in a tree and flying away Locality Lomas de Arena Reserve, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp striatipectus)
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2005 9 years ago 25 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 14 photos
Locality Lamadrid, Tucumán Province, Argentina (ssp striatipectus)
Miguel Andina 3 October 2012 2 years ago 4.5
A bird perched on a pole beside the road
Locality Samaipata, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
PaulvanGiersbergen 16 July 2013 13 weeks ago 4.4
Rapazinho do chaco, split now as Chaco Puffbird Nystalus striatipectus.
Locality Bonito, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 20 August 2013 1 year ago 4.4
Perched in a bush, looking fierce.
Locality Canudos, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp maculatus)
Nick Athanas 18 August 2011 3 years ago 4.4
Locality Sobradinho, Bahia State, Brazil
Jean Júnior Barcik 22 October 2014 26 weeks ago 4.3
Perched on a tree
Locality Villa General Belgrano, Córdoba Province, Argentina
jorgeschlemmer 6 weeks ago 4