Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Crested Black-tyrant (Knipolegus lophotes)


Taxonomy

French: Ada huppé German: Haubendunkeltyrann Spanish: Viudita copetona
Taxonomy:

Knipolegus lophotes

Boie

, 1828,

São Paulo, Brazil

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Brazil (S Mato Grosso E to E Tocantins and Espírito Santo, S to Rio Grande do Sul) and E Uruguay, also E Paraguay (Amambay).

Descriptive notes

20–21 cm. Large and conspicuously black-crested. Plumage is glossy blue-black, head with long, slender, pointed crest; base of remiges white (hidden or mostly so at... read more

Voice

Usually silent; night song reported to be modulated, ascending and descending notes with short... read more

Habitat

Savannas, open grassy or shrubby areas, often near groves of trees; mostly below 1100 m.

Food and feeding

Insects, occasionally small fruit; at one site in Minas Gerais, berries of Miconia albicans (Melastomataceae) were apparently an... read more

Breeding

Little information. Apparently breeds Sept–Nov in Brazil. Two neighbouring territories in Minas Gerais were of 6·5 ha and 7... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Poorly known. Appears to have large home ranges. In Brazil, locally common below Itatiaia National Park, and occurs also... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Langham, G. (2018). Crested Black-tyrant (Knipolegus lophotes). 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/57395 on 13 December 2018).