Plushcap Catamblyrhynchus diadema

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Ashley Salinas and Kevin J. Burns


The nest is undescribed; there also is no information on the size and color of the eggs, the clutch size, or the length of the period of incubation. Both parents apparently care for the young, as Hilty et al. (1979) observed a juvenile that was accompanied and fed by two adults.

Fjeldså and Krabbe (1990) report the following information on timing of breeding: Fledglings have been reported in June (southeastern Ecuador), June-August (Huánuco, Peru), July (La Paz, Bolivia), August (Cuzco, Peru), and in October October (Quindío, Colombia). Juveniles and immatures have been reported in May (Nariño, Colombia), June (Huánuco, Peru), July (Piura, Piura), August (La Paz, Bolivia), August-October (Amazonas, Peru), and September-November (La Libertad, Peru). Specimens with enlarged gonads (and in presumed breeding condition) have been collected in June and July (Perijá, Colombia/Venezuela; Antioquia, Colombia).  In addition, Greeney and Nunnery (2006) report a fledgling on 21 August 1999 in the Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador, and Hilty et al. (1979) report a juvenile being fed on 21 December 1976 in Venezuela.

Recommended Citation

Salinas, A. and K. J. Burns (2010). Plushcap (Catamblyrhynchus diadema), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.