Moustached Puffbird

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Moustached Puffbird standing on a branch at Tinamú Birding Nature Reserve in Manizales Caldas, Colombia.

This plump brown bird is found in the Andes in Venezuela and Colombia, from the lower foothills up to 2,100 m. Females are darker than males, with a less prominent white moustache. Not many similar species in range; beware White-whiskered Puffbird, which is typically found at lower elevations and shows yellowish (not grey) lower mandible and more streaking on belly. Typically inconspicuous in the lower to middle levels of wet forest, singles or pairs often sit motionless on a horizontal limb.

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