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Photo by amesta
Puerto Maldonado, Peru, June 2014
Nonnula ruficapilla


13·5–14 cm

  • Chestnut crown patch
  • Grey face, nape, and sides of the breast
  • Dull-brown upperparts
  • Rufous underparts
  • White belly
  • Dark brownish-grey feet
  • Slim bill


South America: found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.



There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • N. r. rufipectus:
  • North-eastern Peru (north of the Amazon)
  • N. r. ruficapilla:
  • Eastern Peru and western Brazil south of the Amazon
  • N. r. nattereri:
  • Southern Amazon basin (Mato Grosso, northern Bolivia and northern Brazil in western Pará)
  • N. r. inundata:
  • Eastern Brazil (eastern Pará) on left bank of Rio Tocantins


Humid forests near water. Usually seen in the sub-canopy, undergrowth and forest edges.



The diet consists mosty of insects.


They build nests in tree holes or earthy banks.


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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. J Rank.org
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)

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