French: Araguira gris German: Silberhaubentangare Spanish: Soldadito capirotado
Other common names:
Barra da Vareda, Rio Pardo, southern Bahia, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. brevicaudus
Cory, 1916 – N Colombia (Santa Marta Mts) and N Venezuela from Zulia E, including Margarita I, to Sucre and S to N Bolívar.
C. p. rostratus
A. H. Miller, 1947 – upper Magdalena Valley, in Colombia.
C. p. pileatus
(Wied, 1821) – C & E Brazil from C Mato Grosso E to S Maranhão and Ceará, S to Goiás, E Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro.
13·5 cm; 12–18 g (Venezuela). A compact finch with relatively short tail, short crest, and longish bill with curved culmen. Male nominate race has black crown... read more
Somewhat repetitive song similar to those of some Poospiza, a series of spaced notes,... read more
Low arid woodlands, usually open woodlands, and dry scrub; also shrubby borders of moister forest,... read more
Food and feeding
No details of diet. Forages on ground, usually in dry areas adjacent to shrubbery; may forage also within shrubs and low vegetation. Forms... read more
Breeds during wet season, Apr/May–Oct/Nov, in N Venezuela, precise timing dependent on onset of rainy season (also, years of high rainfall... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common or fairly common throughout most of range. Has rather large range, and what appears to be a stable population.
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