French: Porte-éventail roi German: Schuppenbrust-Kronenbekarde Spanish: Mosquero real amazónico
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Subspecies and Distribution
O. c. coronatus
(Statius Müller, 1776) – S & E Venezuela (except S Amazonas), the Guianas and E Amazonian Brazil (E from R Negro and R Tapajós).
O. c. castelnaui
Deville, 1849 – E of Andes, from SE Colombia and extreme S Venezuela (S Amazonas) S to E Ecuador, E Peru, W Amazonian Brazil (E to R Negro and R Madeira) and N Bolivia.
15–17·5 cm; 9·7–20 g (nominate), 11–18 g (race castelnaui). Distinctive flycatcher with long rictal bristles; large crest, usually... read more
Usually quiet. A loud, mellow and hollow, upslurred “see-yuk” or “curr-lep... read more
Lower levels of evergreen forest (both várzea and terra firme), gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, especially dragonflies (Odonata), lepidopterans, homopteran bugs, hymenopterans, and other large flying insects. Usually... read more
Nest with eggs in Sept (Pará) and another with small young in Aug (Mato Grosso), with others under construction in Apr, Jun and Oct... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally widespread and range very large (estimated at 7,160,000 km2), encompassing many protected areas across all range states,... read more
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