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Micromonacha lanceolata

Micromonacha lanceolata (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Piciformes
Familia: Bucconidae
Genus: Micromonacha
Species: Micromonacha lanceolata
Subspecies: M. l. austinsmithi - M. l. lanceolata


Micromonacha lanceolata (Deville, 1849)


Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliqué (2) 1 p.56

Vernacular names
English: Lanceolated Monklet
Português: Macuru-papa-mosca

The Lanceolated Monklet (Micromonacha lanceolata) is a species of bird in the Bucconidae family, the puffbirds. Its genus, Micromonacha, is monotypic.

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. In the western Amazon Basin, it ranges from the Purus River in the southwest Basin, Amazonas state to the Japurá River of southern Colombia in the northwest.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

It is a small round brownish bird, short and narrow-tailed with a stout medium length black bill. It is medium brown with reddish brown highlighting around the eyes and forehead, and a buff-white chest, streaked vertically with large gray-black stripings. It has black eyes and a small buff eye ring. Wing feather-tips are flecked with white.


* BirdLife International 2004. Micromonacha lanceolata. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.

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