Definitions for: Jacamar


[n] tropical American insectivorous bird having a long sharp bill and iridescent green or bronze plumage



Webster (1913) Definition: Jac"a*mar`, n. [F. jacamar, Braz. jacamarica; cf. Sp.
jacamar.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of tropical American birds of the
genus Galbula and allied genera. They are allied to the
kingfishers, but climb on tree trunks like nuthatches, and
feed upon insects. Their colors are often brilliant.

See Also: family Galbulidae, Galbulidae, piciform bird

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