Family Puffbirds (Bucconidae)

Least Concern

Chestnut-headed Nunlet (Nonnula amaurocephala)


Taxonomy

French: Barbacou à face rousse German: Rotkopf-Faulvogel Spanish: Monjilla cabeciparda
Taxonomy:

Nonnula amaurocephala

Chapman

, 1921,

Manacapurú, Rio Solimões, Brazil

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Closely related to N. frontalis and N. ruficapilla. Monotypic.

Distribution:

NW Brazil N of Amazon and W of R Negro.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm; 15–16 g. Rather distinctive a species within its fairly uniform genus. Shows large rufous nasal tufts; entire head to upper mantle and breast to upper... read more

Voice

No information available.

Habitat

Occupies understorey of shaded igapó forest (relatively stunted seasonally flooded black... read more

Food and feeding

Presumably chiefly invertebrates; observed making short sallying flights of 0·5–3 m.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Formerly considered Near-threatened. ­Restricted-range species: present in Amazon Flooded Forests EBA. Recent information on habitat suggests... read more

Recommended citation

Rasmussen, P.C. & Collar, N. (2020). Chestnut-headed Nunlet (Nonnula amaurocephala). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55981 on 29 March 2020).