Cinnamon crested Spadebill (Platyrinchus saturatus)

Cinnamon-crested Spadebill

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Platyrinchus saturatus | [UK] Cinnamon-crested Spadebill | [FR] Platyrhynque a cimier orange | [DE] Zimtkopf-Breitschnabeltyrann | [ES] Picoplano Cresticanela | [IT] Beccopiatto cresta cannella | [NL] Bruinkop-breedbektiran


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Platyrinchus saturatus SA Amazonia
Platyrinchus saturatus pallidiventris
Platyrinchus saturatus saturatus

Physical charateristics

Upperparts of the male are umber, with a small orange patch on top of the head. Wings are dull black with rufous edged feathers. Chin and throat white, sides of breast brown-grey. Underparts yellowish. Female lacks the orange head patch. Bil black with lower mandible lighter, legs pink-grey.

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It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is a rare species that inhabits terra firme rain forests and sandy-soil forests.


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Feeding habits

Forages by perch-gleaning and sallies. HUnts for anthropods in dense foliage 1-3 meter above ground. Its behavior is similar to that of other birds of the same family, except that it frequently follows mixed-species flocks.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 2,200,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Cinnamon-crested Spadebill status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Cinnamon-crested Spadebill range map


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