French: Geai à plumet German: Krauskopf-Blaurabe Spanish: Chara crestada
Ipanema, São Paulo, Brazil
Brazil (S Pará, S Maranhão, S Piauí and W Bahia S to Mato Grosso do Sul and NE Paraná), extreme NE & CE Paraguay (Concepción and Canindeyú) and extreme E Bolivia (NE Santa Cruz).
35 cm; 178 g. Distinctive, with long, recurved black frontal crest; short nasal tuft. Forehead, crown and side of head are black, nape, side of neck, throat and breast sepia... read more
Repertoire resembles that of C. coeruleus. Farthest-carrying (at least 200 m) vocalization... read more
Dry forest of cerrado; also in riparian forest, forest edge and grassland areas with... read more
Food and feeding
Insects (47%), fruits (40%), nectar (12%) and small vertebrates (1%) recorded as food for four groups studied in C Brazil. Among fruits... read more
Breeds Sept–Mar in Brazil; observations suggest more than one nest per season in each group. Social breeder, with helpers. Nest cup-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common. Home range of group estimated at 172 ha, territory per active nest c. 29 ha. Although cerrado is suffering drastic... read more
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