The local subspecies is B. c. auricapillus, distributed in eastern and southern Brazil, until Uruguay, Paraguay and northern Argentina. RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Figure 1. The common portuguese name for the Golden-crowned Warbler is "Pula-pula", in English something like "Hop-hop". This bird almost never sits still - it incessantly hops or flies from one spot to the next. That makes it difficult to take a picture, especially in poor light. The photo above was made with ISO 400, exposure time 1/100, f2.8.
In Mãe-da-lua reserve, Basileuterus culicivorus is common, especially in the better-preserved arboreal Caatinga of the hills. On the other hand, I have no registers of the Golden-crowned from Fazenda Canaã, though in parts of the Fazenda, there is seemingly suitable habitat.To top of page
Figure 2. This Golden-crowned Warbler is taking a bath in a waterhole in the hills; the orange coronal streak (the golden crown), often semi-concealed, is now quite visible.To top of page