Saffron-crested tyrant-manakin

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Saffron-crested tyrant-manakin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pipridae
Genus: Neopelma
Species: N. chrysocephalum
Binomial name
Neopelma chrysocephalum
(Pelzeln, 1868)

The saffron-crested tyrant-manakin (Neopelma chrysocephalum), or Saffron-crested Neopelma, is a species of bird in the Pipridae family, the manakins.


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[edit]

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).


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Neopelma chrysocephalum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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