The Lanceolated Monklet (Micromonacha lanceolata) is a species of bird in the Bucconidae family, the puffbirds. Its genus, Micromonacha, is monotypic.
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 or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or 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.
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- Lanceolated Monklet videos on the Internet Bird Collection
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