Birds of Colombia

    PICIFORMES: Bucconidae (Puffbirds)  
Genus: Monasa (4 species, 4 worldwide)

Black Nunbird
Black Nunbird (Monasa atra)
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
  Similar to the Black-fronted Nunbird but with white in the wings and little range overlap.
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info

Yellow-billed Nunbird
Yellow-billed Nunbird (Monasa flavirostris)
Bosque Bavaria, Villavicencio, Colombia  

White-fronted Nunbird
White-fronted Nunbird (Monasa morphoeus peruana)
Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia  

White-fronted Nunbird
White-fronted Nunbird (Monasa morphoeus pallescens)
Darien National Park, Panama
  Silver-winged pallescens race.

Black-fronted Nunbird
Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons nigrifrons)
Puerto NariƱo, Amazonas, Colombia
  All black. Solitary (sometimes in pairs) and often perches in the open.

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