Black nunbird

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Black nunbird
Monasa atra - Black nunbird.JPG
Black nunbird at Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Genus: Monasa
Species: M. atra
Binomial name
Monasa atra
(Boddaert, 1783)

The black nunbird (Monasa atra) is a species of bird in the family Bucconidae, the puffbirds. It is found in north-central South America in the Guianas of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana including the Guiana Shield; also eastern and southeastern Venezuela in the eastern Orinoco River Basin, and the Amazon Basin of northeast Brazil in the north-central and northeast. It is not found south of the Amazon River, and its western limit bordering southeast Venezuela is the Rio Negro.

Its natural habitat is subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Monasa atra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

External links

  • Black nunbird videos in the Internet Bird Collection
  • Black nunbird photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res

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