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

Priorities for Future Research


White-chested Puffbird has a wide geographic distribution, but is inconspicuous, and most aspects of its natural history remain poorly known. There is very little information on its diet, and almost no information on its breeding biology. Other research priorities for White-chested Puffbird include demographic factors such as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, territoriality, and population density and regulation. Further, there has been little work in the genetics and systematics of the genus Malacoptila.

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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