Black-crested Warbler Myiothlypis nigrocristata
(aka Basileuterus nigrocristatus)

Colombian name: Arañero Cabecinegro
Black-crested Warbler, Montaña del Oso, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Montaña del Oso, Cundinamarca, Colombia
April 2012

The Black-crested Warbler is distributed in the Andes of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and south to central Peru as well as the coastal mountains of Venezuela. See the distribution map at NatureServe.

Black-crested Warbler, Montaña del Oso, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image It is found in forest and cloudforest edges as well as mature secondary growth. It is often seen in clumps of Chusquea bamboo as in photo 3.

It has a black crown stripe, broad yellow superciliaries and black lores.

These birds were recorded by Jeremy Minns giving a "tchick-tchick-tchick" call and a song consisting of a couple of notes followed by an accelerating series of "chew" notes.

Black-crested Warbler, Montaña del Oso, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Black-crested Warbler, Montaña del Oso, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image

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