Fulvous-crested Tanager Tachyphonus surinamus
(aka Maschalethraupis surinama)
Fulvous-crested Tanager, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil, August 2004 - click on image for a larger view São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
August 2004

The Fulvous-crested Tanager is distributed in the Amazon Basin and into the Guianas. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in the lower levels of forest and woodland and is often associated with poorer soils such as sandy-soil areas.

The male is mostly glossy black with a rufous crown and rump though the crown patch can be concealed. It also has white tufts protruding from behind the wings and a small rufous patch on the flanks. The female is olive above with a grey head, yellowish eyering and yellowish-buff below.

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