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Black-crested Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Michael W
Entrance Road to Yanacocha, north-western Ecuador, August 2007
Myiothlypis nigrocristatus

Basileuterus nigrocristatus


13·5 cm (5¼ in)

  • Black crown centre
  • Black eye stripe
  • Yellow supercilium
  • Yellow lower eye crescent


South America: found in the Andes of Colombia to northern Venezuela, Ecuador and northern Peru.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Basileuterus.


Moist montanes, rain forest and temperate shrub.



Their main diet seens to consist mostly of invertebrates, generally foraged from lower levels in the shrubbery.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations

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