Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin (Neopelma chrysocephalum)

Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Pipridae | [latin] Neopelma chrysocephalum | [UK] Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin | [FR] Manakin a crete safran | [DE] Gelbhauben-Pipra | [ES] Saltarin Coronigualdo | [NL] Geelkuiftiranmanakin


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

It’s a small short-tailed manakin, with a light yellowish breast; it has an overall appearance very similar to a flycatcher. The Saffron-crested Tyrant-manakin has plain wings with no wing-bars and has a wide but semi-concealed yellow coronal stripe and is named for the color of its saffron yellow crest.

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South America : North Amazonia


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


No data.

Feeding habits

Forages in the lower en middle strata for fruit and insects. Hover gleans and sallies to catch prey. Mosalty hunts in foliage, less on branches and trunks.


This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin distribution range map

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