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Lanceolated Monklet
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Range 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.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Piciformes
Family Bucconidae
Genus Micromonacha
Species Micromonacha lanceolata
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Lanceolated monklet (Micromonacha lanceolata), is a species of puffbird in the Bucconidae family. It is the only member of the genus Micromonacha.

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 and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical and 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.

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