Webster 1913 Edition
jacamarica; cf. Sp.
Any one of numerous species of tropical American birds of the genus
Galbulaand allied genera. They are allied to the kingfishers, but climb on tree trunks like nuthatches, and feed upon insects. Their colors are often brilliant.
Webster 1828 Edition
The Jacamars are arranged in a separate genus, Galbula, and along with the woodpeckers in the order of climbers.