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Male Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda)


Rufous-tailed Jacamar Female
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Juveniles attack all flying butterflies and moths initially, but eventually learn to avoid those which do not taste good. They apparently discriminate by color patterns and flight characteristics. Butterflies which are not moving are apparently not considered prey. (Tobago)