French: Synallaxe huppé German: Strichelscheitel-Baumschlüpfer Spanish: Curutié copetón
P. L. Sclater
near Caracas, Venezuela
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. subcristata
(P. L. Sclater, 1874) – N Venezuela (Maracaibo Basin, Sierra de San Luis in Falcón, E slope from Lara S to Barinas, mountains from Yaracuy E to Miranda, Cerro Platillón on Aragua–Guárico border, and mountains of NE Anzoátegui, Sucre and N Monagas) and NE Colombia (E slope of E Andes in Norte de Santander S to S Boyacá, and adjacent lowlands of R Arauca and R Casanare).
C. s. fuscivertex
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1955 – E slope of Andes in W Venezuela (S Táchira, W Apure).
14–15 cm; 14 g. Rather long-billed Cranioleuca with very slight crest. Has inconspicuous whitish-brown supercilium, dull brownish face, vaguely flammulated... read more
Song 3 high, shrill notes followed by chattery descending trill, “pzeep, pzeep, pzeep, pee-... read more
Primarily montane evergreen forest; tropical lowland evergreen forest locally, mainly in Maracaibo... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs, often in mixed-species flocks, from mid-storey up to subcanopy. Hitches and climbs along small... read more
Season Jan–Jun in N Venezuela. Presumably monogamous. Nest a globular mass of mainly grass, entrance hole near bottom, suspended from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in much of range; rather uncommon and local in Andes. Occurs in Henri Pittier, Macarao and Guaramacal National Parks, in... read more
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