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Monasa leofleck.jpg
Black-fronted nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Bucconidae
Genus: Monasa
Vieillot, 1816

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Monasa is a genus of puffbird in the Bucconidae family. Established by Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot in 1816, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Monasa comes from the Greek word monas (a form of monos), meaning "solitary".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Monasa". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 259. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.