White-crested Tyrannulet (Serpophaga subcristata)
White-crested Tyrannulet, Itirapina, São Paulo, Brazil, April 2001 - click for larger image Brazil

The White-crested Tyrannulet is a fairly common small flycatcher in southern South America and is found from south-east Bolivia and southern Brazil down to central Argentina.

They are found in a variety of habitats ranging from forest borders to cerrado.

White-crested Tyrannulet, Itirapina, São Paulo, Brazil, April 2001 - click for larger image It has a darkish crown with a white crest which is normally visible. The white throat leads to a greyish breast and yellow belly. The wings are dark with two buffy wingbars.

There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 33; and in Sick, Plate 34.

White-crested Tyrannulet, Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
White-crested Tyrannulet, Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
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