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 14 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 44 weeks ago 12 sec 4.2
A perched bird seen from behind Locality Canopy Tower, Soberanía National Park, Panama
Juan Sanabria 29 October 2010 3 years ago 39 sec 4
A bird in a tree looking around Locality Sacha Lodge, Orellana Province, Ecuador (ssp hyperrynchus)
Josep del Hoyo 2 September 2007 6 years ago 53 sec 3.8
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 44 weeks ago 33 sec 3.8
A bird on a tree Locality Metropolitan Natural Park, Panama City, Panama Province, Panama
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2010 3 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 21 weeks ago 15 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 16 photos
Locality Osma, Vargas State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 22 May 2014 12 weeks ago 4.2
Loocking at the photographer
Locality Posada Siete Mares, Osma, Vargas State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 1 May 2010 32 weeks 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 5 years ago 3.6
Bird perched on a branch
Locality Manu Wildlife Center, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp hyperrhynchus)
Josef Widmer 9 August 2010 1 year ago 3.5
Frontal view of a bird perched in a tree.
Locality Los Amigos Biological Station (CICRA), Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp hyperrhynchus)
Joe Tobias 26 August 2006 1 year ago 3.5