Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Critically Endangered

Kinglet Calyptura (Calyptura cristata)


Taxonomy

French: Calypture roitelet German: Goldhähnchentyrann Spanish: Cotinguita reyezuelo
Taxonomy:

Pardalotus cristatus

Vieillot

, 1818,

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Rio de Janeiro area of SE Brazil; formerly also São Paulo#R.

Descriptive notes

7·5–8 cm. Tiny, much the smallest cotingid, reminiscent of a kinglet (Regulus) except for conical bill with strongly arched culmen, very short tail.... read more

Voice

Not recorded.

Habitat

Forest and second-growth woodland, probably to c. 900 m; recently rediscovered at c. 550 m.

Food and feeding

Insects and small fruits; according to old account, especially berries of a solanaceous shrub.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Only definitely recorded from a few localities in Rio de Janeiro state; there is a... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D., de Juana, E. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Kinglet Calyptura (Calyptura cristata). 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/57019 on 10 December 2018).