|Common Name||Bobito, Utta, Tol and Coludo|
|Range||South America in northeastern Colombia and much of Venezuela.|
The Russet-throated puffbird (Hypnelus ruficollis), is a species of puffbird which breeds in tropical South America in northeastern Colombia and much of Venezuela. It is commonly named in Colombia as Bobito, Utta, Tol and Coludo.
The russet-throated puffbird is fairly common in dry scrub and dry forest. It excavates a burrow in an arboreal termite colony and lays three white eggs.
The russet-throated puffbird is typically 22 cm (8.7 in) long and weighs 50 g (1.8 oz). It is a dumpy bird with a large head, a long tail and a thick black hooked-tipped bill. The face is mainly white with a large yellow eye. The upperparts are brown with whitish spotting and white wing tips.
The underparts vary considerably. The two western subspecies have an off-white throat, buff underparts, and two dark brown chest bands. Some authorities split this genus into two species, the other being the two-banded puffbird, Hypnelus bicinctus. The three subspecies found in Colombia and in Venezuela east of the Andes" have a single breast band, a deep rufous throat and whitish or buff underparts.
The russet-throated puffbird's call is a long series of woduk notes, often given synchronously by a pair of birds.