Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-crested Tanager (Islerothraupis rufiventer)


Taxonomy

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

Tanagra rufiventer

Spix

, 1825,

São Paulo de Olivença, Rio Solimões, Brazil

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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

Breeding

No information.

Movements

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 https://www.hbw.com/node/61613 on 16 December 2018).