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Fulvous-chinned Nunlet Nonnula sclateri

  • Order: Galbuliformes
  • Family: Bucconidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan


The nest and eggs of Fulvous-chinned Nunlet are undescribed, although it almost surely nests in a burrow in the ground (O'Neill 1974). In southeastern Peru, specimens with enlarged gonads are reported from June and September, the local dry season (O'Neill 1974); O'Neill (1974) further speculated that breeding likely would be restricted to the dry season "since periods of heavy rain would certainly cause reproductive failure in a bird that nests in a subterranean burrow".

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2015). Fulvous-chinned Nunlet (Nonnula sclateri), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.