Golden-crowned Spadebill (Platyrinchus coronatus)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Para, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Urraba, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

Identification & Behavior: ~9 cm (3.5 in). The Golden-crowned Spadebill is mostly olive-brown with a yellowish lower belly and brownish throat. The crown is rufous bordered by black. It has a light brown ear patch outlined by black creating a patterned side of the head. The bill is flat, broad at the base, and bicolored. It forages in the understory of the forest in Amazonia. It is similar to the White-crested Spadebill but is distinguished by having a rufous crown and patterned side of the head. Also, see Cinnamon-crested Spadebill.

Status: The Golden-crowned Spadebill is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Pico-Chato de Corona Dorada.

Sub-species: Golden-crowned Spadebill (Platyrinchus coronatus coronatus), P. L. Sclater, 1858.

Meaning of Name: Platyrinchus: Gr. platus= broad and rhunkhos= bill. Platurrhunkhos= broad-billed. coronatus: L. corona= crown, coronatus = crowned.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.