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- Tachyphonus cristatus
15 cm (6 in)
The male is mostly black with a broad, flat yellow and orange crest. You can usually see some white at the shoulder and this shows as white under-wings in flight. The rump is buff as is the throat.
South America found from Colombia, Venezuela and The Guianas to Peru and Brazil.
Nine subspecies are recognized:
- T. c. fallax: Southern Colombia (south-eastern NariÃ±o) to eastern Ecuador and north-eastern Peru
- T. c. cristatellus: Tropical south-eastern Colombia to north-eastern Peru, southern Venezuela and north-western Brazil
- T. c. huarandosae: Northern Peru (Chinchipe Valley in RÃo MaraÃ±Ã³n Valley)
- T. c. intercedens: Eastern Venezuela (eastern BolÃvar), Guyana and Suriname
- T. c. cristatus: French Guiana and north-eastern Brazil (north of the Amazon)
- T. c. pallidigula: North-eastern Brazil (eastern ParÃ¡ and lower Rio Tocantins)
- T. c. madeirae: Brazil south of the Amazon (Teffe to Rio XingÃº and Mato Grosso)
- T. c. nattereri: South-western Brazil (Mato Grosso)
- T. c. brunneus: Eastern Brazil (Pernambuco to SÃ£o Paulo)
Forests and forest borders and clearings, gardens and cocoa farms.
Their diet consists mainly of arthropods and fruit.
A nest was described as being an open cup in a bush or small palm.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)
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