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Notharchus ordii - Brown-banded Puffbird

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Ordo: Piciformes

Familia: Bucconidae
Genus: Notharchus
Species: Notharchus ordii

Notharchus ordii (Cassin, 1851)

Cassin, 1851. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 5 p.154 pl.8

Vernacular names
English: Brown-banded Puffbird
español: Buco pechipardo
português: Macuru-de-peito-marrom

The brown-banded puffbird (Notharchus ordii) is a species of bird in the family Bucconidae, the puffbirds, nunlets, and nunbirds. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela.[2][3]

Taxonomy and systematics

The brown-banded puffbird is monotypic.[2] It is closely related to the black-breasted puffbird (N. pectoralis) and some authors have proposed that they form a superspecies.[4][5]

The brown-banded puffbird is about 20 cm (7.9 in) long and weighs about 51.5 g (1.8 oz). It crown, nape, upperparts, and a thin line from the gape to the eye are a slightly glossy black. The lower part of its forehead; its face, chin, throat and upper breast; and a thin white line at the base of the nape are white. A black band separates the white upper breast from the olive-brown lower breast. The central belly is white with brown spots and the flanks white with black spots. The upper side of the tail is black with white tips to the feathers and the underside has a white band at the middle. A white band on the underwing shows in flight. The large bill and the feet are black and the eye dark brown.[5]
Distribution and habitat

The brown-banded puffbird has a highly disjunct distribution. One large region spans from southern Venezuela's Amazonas state into northwestern Brazil's Amazonas state. Another region is in Brazil's Rondônia state and a third at the intersection of Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. There are also scattered records elsewhere in Boliva, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. It inhabits the interior and edges of rainforest and transitional forest, stunted forest on white-sand soils, and the edges of terra firme forest. It tends to remain in the canopy.[5]

Little is known about the brown-banded puffbird's feeding behavior and diet. The few observations suggest that it hunts like others of its genus, sallying from a perch to catch insects or pluck them from vegetation.[5]

The one described nest of the brown-banded puffbird was a cavity in an arboreal termitarium about 4.5 m (15 ft) up in a mostly bare tree; both sexes excavated it.[5]

Dickcissel male perched on a metal pole singing, with neck stretched and beak open.

Songs and calls
Listen to brown-banded puffbird on xeno-canto

The brown-banded puffbird's song is "lengthy, with several clear, loud introductory whistles followed by cadenced couplets and triplets."[5]

The IUCN has assessed the brown-banded puffbird as being of Least Concern. Though its population has not been quantified, it is believed to be stable.[1] Though it is widely distributed, it appears to occur at low density.[5]

BirdLife International (2016). "Brown-Banded Puffbird Notharchus ordii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
Gill, F.; Donsker, D.; Rasmussen, P. (July 2021). "IOC World Bird List (v 11.2)". Retrieved July 14, 2021.
Remsen, J. V., Jr., J. I. Areta, E. Bonaccorso, S. Claramunt, A. Jaramillo, D. F. Lane, J. F. Pacheco, M. B. Robbins, F. G. Stiles, and K. J. Zimmer. Version 24 August 2021. Species Lists of Birds for South American Countries and Territories. retrieved August 24, 2021
Remsen, J. V., Jr., J. I. Areta, E. Bonaccorso, S. Claramunt, A. Jaramillo, D. F. Lane, J. F. Pacheco, M. B. Robbins, F. G. Stiles, and K. J. Zimmer. Version 24 August 2021. A classification of the bird species of South America. American Ornithological Society. retrieved 24 August 2021
Rasmussen, P. C., N. Collar, and A. Bonan (2020). Brown-banded Puffbird (Notharchus ordii), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved October 29, 2021

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