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Photo by Luiz
Highlands of Itatiaia (6800 feet), Brazil, March 2009
Stephanoxis lalandi


Similar Species

Similar to Purple-crowned Plovercrest (which see).

Please note that this is Purple-crowned Plovercrest, not Green-crowned as labelled.
Male and female
Photo by Jamfaraco
Lages-SC, Brazil


South America: Eastern Brazil (southern Minas Gerais to Espírito Santo and north-eastern São Paulo)


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly considered conspecific with Purple-crowned Plovercrest.


Atlantic forest and forest edges, observed at heights of 7200 feet. Moves to lower levels in the winter.


Voice is described as a high ticking sound


  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
  4. Birdforum thread discussing taxonomy of Plovercrest

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