Lanceolated Monklet (Micromonacha lanceolata)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mayo Valley, San Martin

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mayo Valley, San Martin

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Antioquia, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Yanachaga-Chemillen Nat. Park


Identification & Behavior: ~13 cm (5.1 in). The Lanceolated Monklet has a chunky body, brown upperparts and pale underparts with large gray-black striping. It has white around the base of the bill. It is somewhat similar to Spotted Puffbird, but Lanceolated Monklet has stripes rather than spots and it is smaller. It sits on branches for long periods of time.

Status: The Lanceolated Monklet is uncommon to rare. It occurs along the foothill of the Andes in the Southern half of Peru where it ranges at elevations between 500 to 1500 m. In the northern part of Peru, it occurs in the lowlands where it favors Terra Firme forest. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Monjecito Lanceolado.

Sub-species: Lanceolated Monklet (Micromonacha lanceolata), Deville, 1849.

Meaning of Name: Micromonacha: Gr. mikros= small and monakhos= monk. lanceolata: L. lanceolatus, lancea= Blade, shaped like a spear.

See more of the Family Bucconidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.