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Spot-backed Puffbird
07 03 013 Nystalus maculatus striatipectus
Nystalus maculatus striatipectus
Range eastern Brazil, eastern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Piciformes
Family Bucconidae
Genus Nystalus
Species Nystalus maculatus
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Spot-backed puffbird (Nystalus maculatus), is a species of puffbird in the Bucconidae family. It is found in eastern Brazil, eastern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina. It is found in various open to semi-open habitats, ranging from arid Caatinga to semi-humid woodland along the lower Amazon River. It is generally fairly common, and consequently considered to be of Least Concern by the IUCN. It has two subspecies, which are sometimes considered separate species: the Caatinga puffbird (Nystalus maculatus maculatus) in the northern part of its range, and the Chaco puffbird or streak-bellied puffbird (Nystalus maculatus striatipectus) in the southern part of its range.