Lanceolated monklet

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Lanceolated monklet
Lanceolated Monklet (Micromonacha lanceolata).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Genus: Micromonacha
P.L. Sclater, 1881
M. lanceolata
Binomial name
Micromonacha lanceolata
(Deville, 1849)

The lanceolated monklet (Micromonacha lanceolata) is a species of bird in the Bucconidae family, the puffbirds. It is the only member of the genus Micromonacha.[2]

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. In the western Amazon Basin, it ranges from the Purus River in the southwest Basin, Amazonas state to the Japurá River of southern Colombia in the northwest.

Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical and tropical moist montane forests.

It is a small, round, brownish bird, short and narrow-tailed with a stout medium-length black bill. It is medium brown with reddish brown highlighting around the eyes and forehead, and a buff-white chest, streaked vertically with large gray-black stripings. It has black eyes and a small buff eye ring. Wing feather-tips are flecked with white.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Micromonacha lanceolata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Monroe, Burt L.; Sibley, Charles G. (1997). A World Checklist of Birds. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. p. 33. ISBN 0-300-07083-7.

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