French: Tangara à crête fauve German: Goldschopf-Haubentangare Spanish: Tangara crestifulva
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. surinama
(Linnaeus, 1766) – E & S Venezuela (SE Sucre, E Monagas, Delta Amacuro, Bolívar and N & C Amazonas), the Guianas, and Brazil N of R Amazon (E from R Negro).
M. s. brevipes
(Lafresnaye, 1846) – SE Colombia (from Meta and Guainía) and S Venezuela (SW Amazonas) S to E Ecuador, NE Peru (N of R Amazon and R Marañón) and NW Brazil N of Amazon.
M. s. napensis
(Lawrence, 1864) – E Peru S of R Marañón (S to R Ucayali) and W Brazil S of R Amazon (E to Acre and R Juruá).
M. s. insignis
(Hellmayr, 1906) – Brazil S of Amazon (from R Madeira E to NE Pará).
15–17 cm; 15–27 g. Canopy-dwelling tanager with fairly short, relatively thin bill. Male nominate race is mainly glossy black, with flat yellow-buff crown patch (often partly... read more
In SE Venezuela, infrequently heard song an extremely high, sibilant, almost hissing “sieeeee-... read more
Interior of terra firme forest, especially in scrubby sandy-soil regions, lighter sandy-... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and small fruits. Of 20 stomachs examined, nine contained only vegetable matter and eight only animal matter, and thee contained... read more
A nest in Manaus, Amazonas, contained two c. 10-days old nestlings in Mar; nest was basket-shaped, built of slender twigs, with a lining of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread and fairly common. Found in many protected areas and reserves, including Canaima National Park (Venezuela), Iwokrama... read more
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