Order
Galbuliformes
Family
Bucconidae
Genus
Malacoptila
 
Neotropical Birds
Version  1.0
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White-chested Puffbird Malacoptila fusca

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Hope Batcheller
Version: 1.0 — Published April 13, 2013

Breeding

Introduction

The nest of White-chested Puffbird is not known in any detail. Greeney and Port (2010) flushed a puffbird from "a partially excavated tunnel near the top of a low (1 m), gently sloping bank ... The tunnel was slightly downsloping, and already at least 45 cm long ... The entrance measured 10 cm wide by 12 cm tall". This suggests that White-chested Puffbird nests in a burrow in the ground, as does White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis) (Skutch 1948, 1958). The nest chamber and the eggs are undescribed.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and H. Batcheller (2013). White-chested Puffbird (Malacoptila fusca), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whcpuf1.01
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