French: Platyrhynque à cimier orange German: Zimtkopf-Spatelschnabeltyrann Spanish: Picoplano cresticanela
Salvin and Godman
Merume Mountains, Guyana
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. saturatus
Salvin & Godman, 1882 – S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar), the Guianas, E Colombia (Guainía, Guaviare, Vaupés), N Brazil (upper R Negro, and from N Pará E to Amapá), and very locally NE Ecuador (N Sucumbíos) and NE Peru (Loreto).
P. s. pallidiventris
Novaes, 1968 – Brazil S of Amazon, from lower R Tapajós E to N Maranhão, also locally in N Mato Grosso (Alta Floresta) and E Rondônia.
9·1–9·5 cm; 8·8–15 g, mean 10·6 g. Small, dull brownish spadebill with buffish-white supraloral spot and inconspicuous eyering. Nominate race has dark rufous-... read more
Song (S of Amazon) a series of 3–6 notes, “ka-knee-knee-knee-knee”, given in slow rattling or... read more
Undergrowth of terra firme forest, where it prefers areas of brushy undergrowth or dense... read more
Food and feeding
Eats small arthropods. Reported as sometimes attending mixed-species understorey flocks, including those following swarms of army ants;... read more
No information available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to rare; perhaps often overlooked, as difficult to locate. Further fieldwork required in order to confirm true status; for example... read more
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