Black-fronted nunbird

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Black-fronted nunbird
Monasa leofleck.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Bucconidae
Genus: Monasa
Species: M. nigrifrons
Binomial name
Monasa nigrifrons
(Spix, 1824)

The black-fronted nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons) is a species of bird in the Bucconidae family, the puffbirds.

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.

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Range in South America and Amazon Basin[edit]

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.

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