French: Bécarde huppée German: Schopfbekarde Spanish: Anambé grande
Other common names:
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
Subspecies and Distribution
P. v. validus
(M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) – E & S Brazil (Marajó I E to Rio Grande do Norte, S to Mato Grosso and Rio Grande do Sul), E Bolivia (Chiquitos), Paraguay and NE Argentina (S to Santa Fe).
P. v. audax
(Cabanis, 1873) – extreme SE Ecuador (S Zamora-Chinchipe), SE Peru (both slope of Andes S from Ayacucho and Cuzco), NW, C & S Bolivia (La Paz S to Tarija) and NW Argentina (Salta, Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja, Córdoba).
17–18·5 cm. Male nominate race is very dark greyish to almost black above, with semi-concealed white patch on back; face more greyish, supraloral spot paler... read more
Not especially vocal compared with most congeners; typical vocalizations comprised of various... read more
Woodland or montane-forest canopy and borders (especially balsa) and wooded slopes of wet ravines... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects. Usually seen singly, or occasionally among mixed-species flocks. Perches, scanning the vegetation for prey, for c. 3–4... read more
Nests found in Nov and Jan in Argentina. Nest bulky and globular, entrance hole on side or near bottom, made from dead leaves, fibres, moss... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Rare in Peru, but present in Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone. Recent discovery of this species, including an immature male... read more
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