Puffbird

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Puffbirds and allies
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Bucconidae
Genera

Notharchus
Bucco
Nystalus
Hypnelus
Micromonacha
Nonnula
Hapaloptila
Chelidoptera
Malacoptila
Monasa

The puffbirds and their relatives in the near passerine bird family Bucconidae are tropical near passerine birds from South America, extending up to Mexico.

They are related to the jacamars, but lack the iridescent colours of that family. They are mainly brown, with large heads and flattened bills with a hooked tip. They feed on insects.

Like most of their relatives, this group are hole nesters, laying 2-3 white eggs in a hole in the ground or a termite mound.

This group is related to other Piciformes as below, although it should be noted that the jacamars and the puffbirds are sometimes given an order of their own, Galbuliformes:

Order Piciformes

de:Faulvögel fr:Bucconidae lt:Tingiageniniai

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