White-necked Puffbird (Notharchus macrorhynchos) - HBW 7, p. 125
French: Tamatia à gros bec
Spanish: Buco Picogordo
Taxonomy: Bucco macrorhynchos J. F. Gmelin, 1788, Cayenne.
Forms a superspecies with N. swainsoni, with which usually regarded as conspecific (see page105). Races hyperrhynchus and paraensis markedly distinct from nominate, and together may constitute a separate species. Birds from El Salvador and NW Nicaragua sometimes separated as race cryptoleucus, but probably indistinguishable from hyperrhynchus. Population of Santa Marta Mts (N Colombia) may represent a separate race; further study needed. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- hyperrhynchus (P. L. Sclater, 1856) - S Mexico (Oaxaca) S to N & NE Venezuela, and S to Colombia, Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia and W Brazil (E to R Tapajós and S to Mato Grosso).
- macrorhynchos (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) - extreme E Venezuela, the Guianas and extreme N Brazil S to the Amazon.
- paraensis Sassi, 1932 - lower Amazon Valley in Brazil (Pará E of R Tapajós and into N Maranhão).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 15 videos
adult perching on a cable on the main road - perfect close up Locality San Lorenzo National Park, Colón Province, Panama
Thore Noernberg 16 October 2013 1 year ago 12 sec 4.5
adult perching on a cable at the main road of the national park Locality San Lorenzo National Park, Colón Province, Panama
Thore Noernberg 16 October 2013 1 year ago 33 sec 4
A perched bird seen from behind Locality Canopy Tower, Soberanía National Park, Panama
Juan Sanabria 29 October 2010 4 years ago 39 sec 4
A bird in a tree looking around Locality Sacha Lodge, Orellana Province, Ecuador (ssp hyperrhynchus)
Josep del Hoyo 2 September 2007 6 years ago 53 sec 3.8
A bird on a tree Locality Metropolitan Natural Park, Panama City, Panama Province, Panama
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2010 4 years ago 32 sec 3.8
A perched adult viewed from the rear Locality Metropolitan Natural Park, Panama City, Panama Province, Panama (ssp hyperrhynchus)
Greg Baker 3 November 2013 1 year ago 15 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 18 photos
Bird perched on a cable
Locality Aragua State, Venezuela
Margareta Wieser 26 January 2015 13 weeks ago 4.5
An adult bird perched.
Locality Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 26 October 2014 30 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Osma, Vargas State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 22 May 2014 51 weeks ago 4.3
Loocking at the photographer
Locality Posada Siete Mares, Osma, Vargas State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 1 May 2010 1 year ago 4
Bird perching pn a tree 7 meters high beside the road to Sherman
Locality Fort San Lorenzo, San Lorenzo National Park, Colón Province, Panama (ssp hyperrhynchus)
Thore Noernberg 16 April 2012 2 years ago 3.7
Locality Napo Wildlife Center, Orellana Province, Ecuador (ssp hyperrhynchus)
Ron Flemal 12 September 2008 6 years ago 3.6