Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Least Concern

Black-crested Warbler (Myiothlypis nigrocristata)


Taxonomy

French: Paruline à cimier noir German: Schwarzscheitel-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita crestinegra
Taxonomy:

Trichas nigro-cristatus

Lafresnaye

, 1840,

Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia

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Closely related to M. signata#R; M. euophrys was in the past considered a race of present species. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Sierra de Perijá and Andes of Colombia and Venezuela S to C Peru (Ancash); also Coastal Range of Venezuela in Aragua and Distrito Federal.

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm; 11·1–19·8 g. Has centre of crown and short eyestripe glossy black, broad supercilium and lower eye-crescent yellow; rest of head and... read more

Voice

Song consists of two or more "chup" notes followed by ascending and accelerating series... read more

Habitat

Montane-forest and cloudforest edges and clearings with dense shrubby understorey, also well-... read more

Food and feeding

Probably feeds mainly, if not entirely, on invertebrates. Forages primarily by gleaning at low levels in undergrowth, occasionally... read more

Breeding

In Ecuador nests with eggs or young found in May and Nov–Dec and recently fledged young seen in Feb (Azuay) and May (in NW), and in... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout its range. No population estimates available.

Recommended citation

Curson, J. (2019). Black-crested Warbler (Myiothlypis nigrocristata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61545 on 21 July 2019).