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 13 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 5 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 18 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Salta Province, Argentina (ssp striatipectus)
Jacob Wijpkema 5 September 2002 14 weeks ago 4