An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Piciformes - Puffbirds    

Puffbirds are songbird-sized (or slighly larger) birds in the woodpecker Piciformes order. They are best known for their sedentary nature, preferring to wait for prey items to come near them. When you can find one, they are generally easy to photograph, although some species remain high in the canopy.

Grey-cheeked Nunlet
Grey-cheeked Nunlet (Nonnula frontalis)
Darien, Panama
Nunlets are smaller, thinner puffbirds.

White-fronted Nunbird
White-fronted Nunbird (Monasa morphoeus)
Darien National Park, Panama
Nunbirds are another genus of different looking birds in the puffbird family.

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