Yellow-billed Jacamar (Galbula albirostris) - HBW 7, p. 95
French: Jacamar à bec jaune
Spanish: Jacamará Piquigualdo
Taxonomy: Galbula albirostris Latham, 1790, South America = Cayenne.
Forms a superspecies with G. cyanicollis; the two are sometimes considered conspecific, but no intergradation has been observed in zone of potential sympatry in R Ucayali Valley, NE Peru, and their populations are otherwise separated by R Amazon almost throughout its length. Race chalcocephala possibly a distinct species, as morphological differences from nominate race considerable and apparently constant, with no intergrades known; further studies needed in zone of potential overlap in Venezuela (upper R Orinoco) to clarify its taxonomic status. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- albirostris Latham, 1790 - E Colombia (Mitú, Vaupés), S & E Venezuela (S of R Orinoco), the Guianas and N Brazil (N of Amazon).
- chalcocephala Deville, 1849 - SE Colombia E of Andes (S of Meta), E Ecuador and W Brazil (upper R Negro) S to NE Peru (S to upper R Ucayali); possibly also S Venezuela (upper R Orinoco).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
Female (see male in previous video) Locality Cinco Ranchos, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp albirostris)
DAVID ASCANIO 10 August 2010 4 years ago 23 sec 4.8
A male found near a stream contiguous to a larger river some 2.5 meters from the ground. Locality Cinco Ranchos, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp albirostris)
DAVID ASCANIO 10 August 2010 4 years ago 12 sec 4.7
One individual was perched in the understory near the observation point of the trail beyond La Posada, Marañón river Locality Nauta, Loreto Department, Peru (ssp chalcocephala)
DAVID ASCANIO 28 January 2011 3 years ago 41 sec 4.6
A front view of a male singing Locality Cuyuní River Road, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp albirostris)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 May 2003 7 years ago 29 sec 4.6
A bird perched in a tree above, calling, then flying away Locality Shiripuno Lodge, Pastaza Province, Ecuador (ssp chalcocephala)
Keith Blomerley 27 November 2010 3 years ago 19 sec 3.5
An individual perched on a branch Locality Junglaven, Ventuari River, Amazonas State, Venezuela (ssp chalcocephala)
Josep del Hoyo 3 March 2002 12 years ago 17 sec 3
An adult female perched.
Locality Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 12 July 2014 6 weeks ago 4.5
Adult on a branch.
Locality Loreto Department, Peru (ssp chalcocephala)
Christophe Gouraud 11 June 2013 1 year ago 4.2
A bird perching on a branch
Locality Shiripuno Lodge, Pastaza Province, Ecuador (ssp chalcocephala)
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 9 September 2010 2 years ago 4.2
Bird captured in mist nets during ecological research to understand the effect of different types of land use on the avifauna Am
Locality Almeirim, Pará State, Brazil (ssp albirostris)
Christian Andretti 26 April 2005 1 year ago 4
Adult perched in terra firma
Locality Ecuador (ssp chalcocephala)
Conan Guard 1 January 2008 5 years ago 2.6
A female perched by a creek
Locality Nouragues Reserve, French Guiana (ssp albirostris)
Olivier Boissier 30 April 2011 3 years ago 2.6