The White-fronted Nunbird (Monasa morphoeus) is a species of bird in the Bucconidae family, the puffbirds. It is found in Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela; in southern Central America in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.
This glossy black, or gray-black bird with a stout, medium red-orange bill is named for the white face markings at the cere, the base of its bill; also the upper throat. It has black eyes and black or gray-black legs.
The White-fronted Nunbird is found in the southern Amazon Basin with the Amazon River its northern limit, and extends to Maranhão state on the Atlantic coast; in the west, specifically northwest, it is limited eastwards by the lower reaches of the Rio Negro but extends westward towards the eastern Andes foothills. Its ranges skips the cordillera, but continues west of the Andes into southern Central America to Nicaragua and Honduras.
- BirdLife International 2004. Monasa morphoeus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
- White-fronted Nunbird videos on the Internet Bird Collection
- White-fronted Nunbird photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res
- Article and photo links
- Photo-Highest Res-(not a close-up); Article moonbeampublishing
- Photo-High Res; Article & species synopsis; Photo no. 2 of 3 arthurgrosset"?"South American Birds"
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