Jacamar
Jacamar 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • jacamar — ● jacamar nom masculin (mot guarani) Oiseau vert voisin du pic, au bec long et pointu, à la queue allongée, des forêts de l Amérique tropicale. ⇒JACAMAR, subst. masc. Petit oiseau insectivore, voisin du martin pêcheur, au plumage à dominante… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jacamar — u. Jacamerops, s.u. Glanzvogel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Jacamar — Jacamār, s. Glanzvögel [Abb. 694] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • jacamar — [jak′ə mär΄] n. [Fr < native (Tupí) name] any of a family (Galbulidae) of tropical forest piciform birds of South and Central America that feed on insects …   English World dictionary

  • Jacamar — Galbulidae Galbulidae …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jacamar — Taxobox name = Jacamars image caption= Rufous tailed Jacamar ( Galbula ruficauda ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Piciformes familia = Galbulidae familia authority = Vigors, 1825 subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • jacamar — /jak euh mahr /, n. any tropical American bird of the family Galbulidae, having a long bill and usually metallic green plumage above. [1640 50; < F < Tupi jacamáciri] * * * ▪ bird       any of 15 species of tropical American birds that constitute …   Universalium

  • jacamar — tikrosios žakamaros statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Galbula angl. jacamar vok. Glanzvogel, m rus. жакамара, f; якамара, f pranc. jacamar, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – žakamariniai siauresnis terminas – baltagurklė… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • jacamar — noun Etymology: French, modification of Portuguese jacamacira, jacamarici, probably of Tupi Guarani origin Date: 1825 any of a family (Galbulidae) of usually iridescent green or bronze insectivorous birds of tropical American forests having a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jacamar — noun Any of various insectivorous tropical birds, of the family Galbulidae, having iridescent plumage and a long, sharp bill …   Wiktionary

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