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.
Distribution and habitat
It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Colombia and northern Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.
The range in northern South America is the coastal Guianan region extending into coastal northeastern Brazil, the extreme north of Amapá 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 Amapá, Amazonas, and very southern Roraima. Disjunct localized populations are in northern Peru along river headwaters, (the confluence region of the Ucayali River).
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