Birds of Colombia

    PICIFORMES: Bucconidae (Puffbirds)  
Genus: Nonnula (4 species, 6 worldwide)

Genus Nonnula, Nunlets, are small sparrow-sized birds closely related to puffbirds. Like puffbirds, they perch often on low branches without much movement, waiting for large insects.

Brown Nunlet
Brown Nunlet (Nonnula brunnea)
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana province, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Grey-cheeked Nunlet
Grey-cheeked Nunlet (Nonnula frontalis stulta)
Darien, Panama
  Sits still on low branches.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Rusty-breasted Nunlet
Rusty-breasted Nunlet (Nonnula rubecula)
Fazenda Grotão, Brasília, DF, Brazil  
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.

Rufous-capped Nunlet
Rufous-capped Nunlet (Nonnula ruficapilla)
Tambopata, Peru,  
Photograph by Vivek Tiwari   © All Rights Reserved.

Very similar to Grey-cheeked Nunlet from Panama and northwest Colombia. Photo-recorded in the Colombian Amazon in 2021 by the app author.

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