Brown Nunlet Nonnula brunnea


The Brown Nunlet is confined to a very small range within western Amazonia, being found from southern Colombia south to northern Peru, within which region it occurs in humid lowland terra firme forest and, more rarely, old second growth. It can be observed at virtually any level, from the understory to the subcanopy. This nunlet is rare and poorly known, although the nest has recently been described, based on observations in both Ecuador and Peru. In terms of its relationships, the Brown Nunlet forms a superspecies with the Fulvous-chinned Nunlet (Nonnula sclateri), which replaces it further south and east in upper Amazonia, and the far more widespread Rusty-breasted Nunlet (Nonnula rubecula).

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Recommended Citation

Brown Nunlet (Nonnula brunnea), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: