Family Puffbirds (Bucconidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-billed Nunbird (Monasa flavirostris)


Taxonomy

French: Barbacou à bec jaune German: Gelbschnabeltrappist Spanish: Monja piquigualda
Taxonomy:

Monasa flavirostris

Strickland

, 1850,

Peru

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Amazon Basin in SE Colombia and E Ecuador S through E Peru, W Brazil (E to R Purus) and N Bolivia.

Descriptive notes

23–25 cm; 39 g. Sooty-black overall, with lesser wing-coverts mainly white, lower underparts very dark grey; underwing-coverts white, axillaries and bases of remiges... read more

Voice

Song consists of full melodious lengthy phrases in choruses, typically including a frequently... read more

Habitat

Occupies subcanopy and understorey of humid forest, transitional forest, and second growth or... read more

Food and feeding

Details of diet not recorded, but insects constitute probably the main prey, as in other nunbirds. Appears to forage more in air, less at... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Considered to be rather local in Colombia, although observations there suggest that it is extremely easy to overlook; occurs in Amacayacu National... read more

Recommended citation

Rasmussen, P.C., Collar, N. & Bonan, A. (2020). Yellow-billed Nunbird (Monasa flavirostris). 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/55986 on 9 April 2020).