Crested Doradito Pseudocolopteryx sclateri

  • © Aisse Gaertner

The Crested Doradito is a bright flycatcher with a curiously patchy distribution across much of South America.  It is a small bird, olive above and yellow below with a black eye mask, dusky wings with two grayish wingbars, and a short crest.  The species is distributed in dense marsh and marsh edge habitat inundated with water, most densely in the Pantanal and northern Argentina but also in many scattered locations east of the Andes and north to Venezuela and Trinidad.  The Crested Doradito is often detected by its song, a high, squeaky, four-part series, or its call, a short, high, sibilant note.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Crested Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx sclateri), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: