Definition of jacamar :
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.
- The piping call of the cheerful jacamar was changed at intervals for the deep, full note of the red- billed shrike, as he sat hidden in the thicket; bright yellow weaver- birds twittered in crowds on the boughs, whilst from the depth of the shade came the cooing murmur of the turtle- dove. - "Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century", W. H. Davenport Adams.