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Saffron-crested Tyrant-manakin

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The Saffron-crested Tyrant-manakin (Neopelma chrysocephalum) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family, the manakins. It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and Colombia; also northern Peru.

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

It's a small short-tailed manakin, with a light yellowish breast; it has an overall appearance very similar to a flycatcher, and is named for the color of its saffron yellow crest.

The range in northern South America of the Saffron-crested Tyrant-manakin is the coastal Guianan region extending into coastal northeastern Brazil, the extreme north of Amapa state. The range extends westward, and inland from Guyana into southeast Venezuela, eastern Colombia and then extends southeasterly down the Rio Negro river corridor to the Amazon River confluence and then the confluence of the Madeira River; it also extends upstream on the Amazon River 250 km to the Purus River confluence.

In the Amazon Basin, the North Region, Brazil, the species is in the states of Amapa, Amazonas, and very southern Roraima. Disjunct localized populations are in northern Peru along river headwaters, (the confluence region of the Ucayali River).


BirdLife International 2004. Neopelma chrysocephalum. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.

External links

Photo-High Res; Article & synopsis arthurgrosset–"South American Birds" :

Photo-High Res; Article--Highest Res webserv.nhl.nl–"Suriname Birds"

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