Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus)

Fulvous-crested Tanager

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Thraupidae | [latin] Tachyphonus surinamus | [UK] Fulvous-crested Tanager | [FR] Tangara a huppe rousse | [DE] Goldschopf-Tangare | [ES] Frutero de Cresta Leonada | [NL] Goudkuiftangare


Monotypic species


Physical charateristics

The male is blue-black with a yellow crown stripe. Rump yellow with upper and underwing coverts white. Shows a white shoulder patch and flanks rufous. The female has sides of head grey with a yellow eyering showing like glasses. Upperparts green, throat buffy white and underparts yellowish.

Listen to the sound of Fulvous-crested Tanager

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South America : North, Central, West Amazonia


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Prefers humid terra firme forest, sandy forest and woodland. Often near the edges of outcrops.


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Feeding habits

Often seen in mixed-species flocks while foraging for insects by gleaning and sallying. Will also eat fruit.Motly found at midlevel strata.


This species has an extremely 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.
It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
Fulvous-crested Tanager status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range

Distribution map

Fulvous-crested Tanager distribution range map

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