Fulvous-chinned Nunlet (Nonnula sclateri)

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

fulvous chinned nunlet
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Madre de Dios

fulvous chinned nunlet
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Madre de Dios

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Western Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Purus, Madre de Dios

Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (5.7 in). The Fulvous-chinned Nunlet is brown to gray brown with a variable amount of fulvous around the base of the bill. They have gray on the ear area and a conspicuous red orbital skin. It sits on branches for long periods of time. It is similar to Brown Nunlet and Rusty-breasted Nunlet, but these species replace each other geographically and are not known to overlap in Peru. Fulvous-chinned overlaps with Rufous-capped Nunlet.  

Status: The Fulvous-chinned Nunlet ranges in lowland Amazonia where is largely restricted to the departments of Ucayali and Madre de Dios. It is rare in Terra Firme forest. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Monjita de Barbilla Leonada.

Sub-species: Fulvous-chinned Nunlet (Nonnula sclateri) Hellmayr, 1907.

Meaning of Name: Nonnula: Gr. diminutive of nonna= nun, little nun, nun. sclateri:  After ornithologist and collector of English species Philip Lutley Sclater (1829-1913).

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.