It is found in Amazonian Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru; also regions of eastern and southeastern Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical and tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest.
The black-fronted nunbird has a black body and bright red-orange bill. It is found in small gregarious groups in lower to mid-level forests.
Range in South America and Amazon Basin
The black-fronted nunbird is found mostly in the Amazon Basin south of the Amazon River. It also occurs in two river regions further north: in the east between the confluence with the Xingu River westwards to the Tapajós River; and at the confluence of the Rio Negro and upstream on the Amazon.
The species range expands eastward and southward beyond the Tocantins, of the Araguaia-Tocantins River system[clarification needed] towards the region of the Cerrado of east-central Brazil; it is also found in the Pantanal, but not the very southern portion.
The southwest and western regions of black-fronted nunbird's range occur in Amazonian Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and southern Colombia, with the Amazonian Colombian region being the southwest portion of the entire northwestern Amazon region. The species' range is mostly contiguous; there are two localized populations in eastern coastal Brazil, the northern population in Alagoas state, and the southern locale in Rio de Janeiro state.
- Black-fronted nunbird videos on the Internet Bird Collection
- Black-fronted nunbird photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res
- Photo-Medium Res; Article chandra.as.utexas.edu—"Birds of Brazil"
- Photo-High Res; Article & synopsis arthurgrosset–"South American Birds"
- Photo-(Close-up); Article
- Photo-High Res; Article geometer—"Photos from Brazil"
- Photo & location; Article w/ photo gallery-(5); Photo no. 2 of 5 mangoverde
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