|White-crested Spadebill Platyrinchus platyrhynchos|
|Caxiuanã, Pará, Brazil
The White-crested Spadebill is distributed throughout most of the Amazon Basin. It is found in the understorey of terra firme forest where it is generally to be found perched about 4 metres or so off the ground.
It is the largest Amazonian spadebill and has the widest bill which is dark above and pale flesh coloured below. The head is grey with a white coronal patch which is often concealed. The throat is whitish and underparts in races north of the Amazon and west of the rio Purus are deep ochraceous. The sub-species in these photos is P. p. amazonicus which has a duller breast and a yellower belly.