|Chestnut-capped Puffbird Cyphos macrodactylus
(aka Bucco macrodactylus)
|Paakas Palafitas Lodge, Guajará-Mirim, Rondônia, Brazil
The Chestnut-capped Puffbird is distributed throughout the upper Amazonian Basin though it tends to be more common in Peruvian Amazonia than elsewhere. It is usually found near water at forest edges but can also be found in scrubby forest away from water.
|As its name implies, it has a chestnut crown as well as a narrow rufous-orange nape band. The sides of the head are black bordered above by a white eye-stripe and below by a white malar stripe. It has a broad, black band across the chest while the rest of the underparts are buffy white barred with fine wavy brown lines.|
|There are illustrations in HBW, Volume 7, Pages 103 and 126; and Hilty & Brown, Plate 19.|