Birds of Peru

    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.

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

Nunlets are similar to puffbirds, but sparrow-sized. Like puffbirds, they generally don't move too much.

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

Fulvous-chinned Nunlet
Fulvous-chinned Nunlet (Nonnula sclateri)
Madre de Dios, Peru  
Photograph by Fernando Angulo Pratolongo   © All Rights Reserved.

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