Brown Nunlet (Nonnula brunnea)

Order: Galbuliformes | Family: Bucconidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Allpahuayo. Mishana, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Allpahuayo. Mishana, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~14 cm (5.5 in). The Brown Nunlet is rusty brown with darker upperparts. It has red orbital skin. It is similar to Fulvous-chinned Nunlet and Rusty-breasted Nunlet, but they replace each other geographically, and they are not known to overlap.  It sits on branches for long periods of time. The Brown Nunlet overlaps with Rufous-capped Nunlet in part of its range.

Status: The Brown Nunlet occurs on the west side of the Napo and Marañon Rivers. It does not occur westward along the Amazon River. It favors Terra Firme forest and also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Monjita Parda.

Sub-species: Brown Nunlet (Nonnula brunnea) Sclater, PL, 1881.

Meaning of Name: Nonnula: Gr. diminutive of nonna= nun, little nun, nun. brunnea: brown, dark.

See more of the Family Bucconidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 11/09/2014.