Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Jacamar, any bird of the South American family Galbulidae, resembling in form the bee-eaters of the Old World. They are arboreal and insectivorous, with slender body, long slender bill, wedge-shaped tail, and the toes in pairs. In one genus, Jacamaralcyon, there is a single toe behind. The plumage is usually metallic green.