Statius Müller, 1776,
no locality = Cayenne.
Until recently treated as conspecific with C. auratus, but differs in its clear-cut blood-red (vs very soft-edged and buff-brown, yellowish or brick-reddish) forecrown (3); distinct pale yellow mid-crown shading to buff-streaked blackish hindcrown (C. auratus does not show this mid-crown coloration or the clear three-coloured pattern which it makes, having simply a general backward shifting of colour from brightest to dullest) (2); blood-red throat and uppermost breast (vs orangey-reddish to yellow throat and upper breast, usually extending lower) (character part of forecrown difference: ns); barely perceptible dull golden-brown edges of flight-feathers (vs pale yellow edges of flight feathers, same colour as supercilium, etc) (1); appreciably different voice#R(at least 1). Monotypic.
E Venezuela, the Guianas, and NE Brazil N of Amazon.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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