Great Jacamar (Jacamerops aureus)
Male Great Jacamar, Carajás, Pará, Brazil, October 2005 - click for larger image Carajás, Pará, Brazil
October 2005

The Great Jacamar is distributed from Costa Rica through Panama and coastal Colombia to Esmeraldas in Ecuador and throughout the Orinoco and Amazon Basins. It is found in humid forest and forest edges though I always see them miles up in the canopy.

It is the largest and most sluggish of the jacamars at 25 - 30 cms. The face and upperparts are iridescent green and the underparts are chestnut-rufous. The male has a white lower throat which you can just make out in this photo.
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