Yellow-crested Tanager Tachyphonus rufiventer

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Jasmine Fukutomi, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns


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Recommended Citation

Fukutomi, J., C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2018). Yellow-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus rufiventer), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.