Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-crested Tanager (Islerothraupis rufiventer)


French: Tangara à crête jaune German: Gelbschopf-Haubentangare Spanish: Tangara crestiamarilla

Tanagra rufiventer


, 1825,

São Paulo de Olivença, Rio Solimões, Brazil




E Peru (S of R Marañón and R Amazon) and adjacent W Brazil (SW Amazonas and W Acre) S to NW Bolivia (La Paz).

Descriptive notes

15 cm; 15·5–20 g. Dark-plumaged, slender canopy-dweller best told by small “bow-tie” enclosing narrow dark buff throat. Male has buffy-yellow crown patch of variable... read more


Calls rather high-pitched and easily overlooked, most likely to be heard when birds foraging with... read more


Humid terra firme and várzea forest and forest borders. Lowlands to c. 1250 m in... read more

Food and feeding

Of two stomachs examined, one contained only vegetable matter and the other both vegetable and animal matter, including fruit pulp and a... read more


No information.


Resident. Data from SE Peru suggest that, once mated, pairs probably remain on a permanent... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Distributed primarily in W Amazonia. Occurs in several protected areas, including the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and Manu... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2018). Yellow-crested Tanager (Islerothraupis rufiventer). 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 on 23 March 2018).