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Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
São Gonçalo dos Campos, Bahia, Brazil, January 2015
Pseudoseisura cristata


26 cm (10¼ in)

  • Bright reddish-brown
  • Prominent crest
  • Yellow iris


South America: found in arid north-eastern Brazil (Pernambuco, Piauí, Bahia and Minas Gerais).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Caatinga woodland and scrub, tropical deciduous forest.



They mostly feed terrestrially in pairs on insects and vegetable matter.


They are thought to be monogamous.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2016)

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