The Pied Puffbird (Notharchus tectus) resides from Costa Rica to East Peru, and Amazonian Brazil. Its places are canopy and edge of humid forest, and second growth with scattered tall trees. Adults are 15 cm (6 inches) in height and 27 g in weight.
Matures are above mostly black, with white forehead. Below is mostly white with a black breast-brand. Bill and feet black. Inmatures are above brownish-black and its forehead is spotted with buff. Its diet is of insects like dragonflies, bees, wasps, and beetles.