|Caatinga Cacholote (Pseudoseisura cristata)|
|Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
The Caatinga Cacholote is a Brazilian endemic found in the caatinga habitat of north-east Brazil.
Until recently it was regarded as conspecific with Gray-crested Cacholote P. unirufa but was split by Kevin Zimmer & Andrew Whittaker, The Rufous Cacholote is two species (Furnariidae: Pseudoseisura) Condor 102, 2 (2000): 409-422. You can access this article at the Condor archive website.
|It is bright reddish-brown with a prominent crest and a yellow iris.
It is a cooperative breeder whereby several non-breeding helpers assist in building the nest, defending the territory and feeding the chicks.
|You can hear its voice here.|