This can be blamed on what psychologists call 'association' because in my mind I'd 'associated' the jacamars with the Jaikumars, a family I used to know.
the jacamars, I discovered, are indeed a family - of birds - from South and Central America; a species characterised by a long, pointed bill (no allusions to Mrs Jaikumar here, seriously) and an iridescent green plumage.
Before I could ask him his motive he says: "You could be forgiven for not knowing the jacamars and sevruga, but this one you surely must know, Kev."
The Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda is the most widely distributed species in the family Galbulidae, with an extensive, but disjunct distribution in Central and South America.
Distribution of Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda in Paraguay.
Handbook of the birds of the World, volume 7, Jacamars
1974: Avian speciation in tropical South America, with a systematic survey of the toucans (Ramphastidae) and jacamars
Frogmouths Batrachostomidae; Owlet Nightjars; Potoos; Eared Nightjars; Nightjars; Treeswifts; Swifts; Hummingbirds; Trogons; Kingfishers Alcedinidae; Kingfishers Dacebridae; Kingfishers Cerylidae; Todies; Motmots; Bee Eaters; Rollers; Ground Rollers; Cuckoo Rollers; Hoopoes; Woodhoopoes; Hornbills; Ground Horbills; Jacamars
; Puffbirds; Asian Barbets; African Barbets; Amercian Barbets; Honeyguides; Toucans; Wood- peckers; New Zealand Wrens; Pittas; Broadbills; False Sunbirds; Woodcreepers; Furnarids; Antbirds; Antthrushes; Gnateaters.
Field observations and feeding experiments on the responses of rufous-tailed jacamars
(Galbula ruficauda) to free-flying butterflies in a tropical rainforest.