Black-fronted Nunbird Monasa nigrifrons
Black-fronted Nunbird, Caseara, Tocantins, Brazil, January 2002 - click for larger image Brazil and Peru

The Black-fronted Nunbird is the largest member of the Puffbird family. It is distributed throughout much of equatorial South America mainly south of the Amazon. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

It is an overall dull black with a slender and slightly decurved coral-red bill.

Black-fronted Nunbird, Guajará-Mirim, Rondônia, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image They are found in lower to middle levels of forest close to rivers and streams. Often in small groups they are quite noisy, singing together and sometimes calling to nearby groups who respond.

It is absent from terra firme forest which is occupied by White-fronted Nunbird Monachus morphoeus.
Black-fronted Nunbird, Shapaja Road, San Martin, Peru, November 2018 - click for larger image
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