French: Synallaxe à bandeaux German: Hellscheitel-Baumschlüpfer Spanish: Curutié coronado
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837,
Sicasica, La Paz, Bolivia.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. albiceps
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – Andes of extreme S Peru (S Puno) and N Bolivia (La Paz, W Cochabamba).
C. a. discolor
J. T. Zimmer, 1935 – Andes of C Bolivia (Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).
14–15 cm; 13–17 g. Dark Cranioleuca with striking pale crown. Nominate race has dark grey-brown supercilium bordered above by blackish line, this... read more
Song a descending series of 6–10 evenly spaced notes; call a long, excited trill.
Montane evergreen forest, usually with Chusquea bamboo; 2200–3400 m.
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Normally forages in pairs, usually in mixed-species flocks. Forages mainly in mid-storey and at edge; mean foraging height in... read more
Presumably monogamous. One nest, an oval clump of moss wrapped around and hanging down from end of Chusquea bamboo branch, live... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Upper Yungas EBA. Fairly common.
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