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White-eared Puffbird
Nystalus chacuru
Spot-backed Puffbird
Nystalus maculatus
  (Gmelin, 1788)
Barred Puffbird
Nystalus radiatus
Please note: This taxon is not valid in your active bird checklist (you are now in the checklist shown to the right just above this row) - click on one of the species to the right or left above to move back to the active checklist.

Chaco Puffbird
Nystalus striatipectus
Laguna Capitan, Campo Maria, Laguna Ganso, Paraguay - 2008-10-13
© Michelle Martin

Field guides

Plate/page: 78

van Perlo, Ber
A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil


  • Nystalus maculatus: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016.
  • van Perlo, Ber: A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil; Oxford University Press, October 9, 2009; ISBN:0-195-30155-2
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Jacamars and Puffbirds
    Family Puffbirds
    Genus Nystalus
    Species Spot-backed Puffbird
    (Gmelin, 1788)

      maculatus (J F Gmelin, 1788)
    NE and central Brazil (to sw Mato Grosso)
      striatipectus (P L Sclater, 1854)
    S Bolivia and s-central Brazil to Paraguay and nw Argentina
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    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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