Bird Families

Family Yakamarov (Galbulidae)

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Yakamarovye (lat.Galbulidae) - a family of birds of the order of woodpeckers.

Length 12-29 cm. Outwardly they resemble hummingbirds. The beak is thin, long, legs are short. Dorsal side with metallic green tint or black.

Distributed from southern Mexico to southern Brazil, mainly in tropical forests.

Nests in burrows or woody nests of termites. There are 2-4 eggs in a clutch. Unlike other woodpeckers, chicks are not naked, but covered with down.

  • Short-tailed yakamars, Galbalcyrhynchus
    • Short-tailed yakamara, Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis
    • Galbalcyrhynchus purusianus
  • Brachygalba, Brachygalba
    • Dark-backed brachygalba, Brachygalba salmoni
    • Pale-headed brachygalba, Brachygalba goeringi
    • Brown-throated brachygalba, Brachygalba lugubris
    • White-throated brachygalba, Brachygalba albogularis
  • Three-fingered yakamars Jacamaralcyon
    • Three-toed yakamara, Jacamaralcyon tridactyla
  • Yakamara, Galbula
    • Yellow-billed Yakamara, Galbula albirostris
    • Galbula cyanicollis
    • Red-tailed Yakamara, Galbula ruficauda
    • Green Yakamara, Galbula galbula
    • Copper-breasted yakamara, Galbula pastazae
    • Blue-fronted Yakamara, Galbula cyanescens
    • White-throated Yakamara, Galbula tombacea
    • Galbula chalcothorax
    • Bronze yakamara, Galbula leucogastra
    • Paradise yakamara, Galbula dea
  • Large yakamars, Jacamerops
    • Great yakamara, Jacamerops aureus

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