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Fulvous-chinned Nunlet Nonnula sclateri

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


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Fulvous-chinned Nunlet
eBird range map for Fulvous-chinned Nunlet

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Fulvous-chinned Nunlet is resident in the lowlands of southwestern Amazonia, from eastern Peru south of the Amazon south to northern Bolivia, and east in southwestern Brazil to the west bank of the Madeira River (Hellmayr 1910, Gyldenstolpe 1945, 1951, O'Neill 1969, Parker and Remsen 1987, Whittaker and Oren 1999, Schulenberg et al. 2010, Guilherme 2012).

Fulvous-chinned Nunlet is strictly confined to the lowlands, and probably is largely if not entirely found below 300 m.

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Fulvous-chinned Nunlet occurs in the understory of humid lowland forest. It occurs perhaps most frequently in upland (terra firme) forest and near bamboo, but also is reported from sites at the edge of flooded (varzea) forest (O'Neill 1974, Parker and Remsen 1987, Whittaker and Oren 1999, Guilherme 2012).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

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.