French: Araguira rougeâtre German: Rothaubentangare Spanish: Soldadito crestirrojo
Other common names:
Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. cucullatus
(Statius Müller, 1776) – Guyana and NE Brazil (E Pará); old records from Suriname#R.
C. c. fargoi
Brodkorb, 1938 – S Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe, S Morona-Santiago#R), NW & SE Peru (upper Marañón Valley and Urubamba Valley), Bolivia (La Paz, S Beni, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija), W Paraguay and N Argentina (S to La Rioja, San Luis, La Pampa and N Buenos Aires).
C. c. rubescens
(Swainson, 1825) – C & S Brazil (S from S Mato Grosso, S Goiás, W Minas Gerais and São Paulo), E Paraguay, NE Argentina E of R Paraná, and Uruguay.
13·5 cm; 11–18 g. A compact finch with relatively short tail, short crest tending to be held flattened, and longish bill with curved culmen. Male nominate race... read more
Somewhat repetitive song similar to that of some Poospiza, a series of two alternating... read more
Dry shrubby areas, sometimes adjacent to riparian sites, taller tropical forest, grassland and even... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Forages on ground, both in open dirt areas and beneath shrubs and other vegetation; may also forage in low shrubs.... read more
Season mainly Nov–Feb. Nest cup-shaped, made of small twigs, fine vine stems and incorporating dry grasses, lichens, leaf veins and spider... read more
Mostly resident. During austral winter, some S birds apparently move N, extending somewhat N of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to abundant in heart of range; uncommon in Ecuador, rare in Suriname. Historical records from French Guiana, but no recent... read more
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