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White-fronted Nunbird Monasa morphoeus

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White-fronted Nunbird is a fairly uncommon resident in the midstory and subcanopy of terre firme forest. The closely related Black-fronted Nunbird lacks the white face and is found in varzea forest rather than terre firme. Although their song is similar to Black-fronted, it is generally faster and higher; they also tend to be less vocal overall. Often encountered in pairs or small family groups, White-fronted Nunbirds are frequently found in mixed passerine flocks. In fact, seeing this species is often a good indication of a nearby flock.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

White-fronted Nunbird (Monasa morphoeus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whfnun1