French: Doradite de Sclater German: Schopfsumpftyrann Spanish: Doradito copetón
Anæretes [sic] Sclateri
Chile; error = Buenos Aires, Argentina
Isolated populations in Venezuela, Trinidad and Guyana; also N Bolivia, S & SE Brazil, Paraguay and E Argentina.
11 cm; 6–9·9 g. Pronounced shaggy crest unique within genus. Male has entire upperparts, including crown, pale olive, elongated crown feathers blackish with... read more
Song of S populations composed of sharp introductory bill-snaps (“tsik”) followed by 3 gentle, high... read more
Reeds, marshes, and tall thin grass near water; to c. 500 m.
Food and feeding
Insects and spiders. Often seen in pairs or in small family groups of up to four individuals. Moves among vegetation by clinging to sides... read more
Sept–Jan in S; adults with begging juveniles in Jun in N. Nest in S a deep cup made of grass, little lining but profusely filled with... read more
Resident. In past, was thought to be an austral migrant.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known; apparently very local, but sometimes quite common. Found to be fairly common in Aug at PVR estancia near Beni Biosphere Reserve, in... read more
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