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Jacamars: Galbulidae - Jacamars And People

tailed rufous getting name

The name jacamar is derived from the Tupi word jacama-ciri, which is used by Brazilian natives.


The local name for rufous-tailed jacamars in northern Pantanal (a region in southwestern Brazil) is bico de agulha, which means "needle beak." This nickname is in reference to the species' long bill that helps in getting a hold of a butterfly's body and keeping it away from their large flapping wings that might blind them. The thin bill also helps in catching and eating bees without getting stung in the face.

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