Birds of Panama

    PICIFORMES: Bucconidae (Puffbirds)  
Genus: Nystalus (1 species, 6 worldwide)

Barred Puffbird
Barred Puffbird (Nystalus radiatus)
Apartado, Antioquia, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

The distinctive slow 'bull-whistle' call is heard much more often than the bird is seen. Like other puffbirds, often sits still waiting for big insects. More common in moist habitats, but also found in dry forests.

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