French: Synallaxe à calotte blanche German: Fahlkappen-Baumschlüpfer Spanish: Curutié crestado
Maraynioc, Junín, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. albicapilla
(Cabanis, 1873) – Andes of C Peru (Junín and Huancavelica S to Ayacucho and Apurímac).
C. a. albigula
J. T. Zimmer, 1924 – Andes of S Peru (Cuzco S to Ayacucho and Apurímac).
16–17 cm; 18–24 g. Large Cranioleuca with striking head pattern; crown feathers partially erectile. Nominate race has creamy white crown, whitish... read more
Song a loud, descending, accelerating series of notes that lasts c. 1–2 seconds, “tch, tch,... read more
Semi-arid to semi-humid woodland, e.g. Podocarpus or Eugenia-Escallonia... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Forages usually in pairs, and sometimes, possibly often, in mixed-species flocks, mainly in mid-storey. Hitches along small... read more
Fledgling in May. Presumed nest (described from inactive nests) a ball c. 30 cm in diameter, of moss, twigs and bark strips, with hole near... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Peruvian High Andes EBA. Fairly common to common. Persists in areas where woodland quite fragmented or disturbed... read more
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