French: Microtyran à calotte noire German: Schwarzkappen-Zwergtyrann Spanish: Mosqueta capirotada
Talamanca, Costa Rica
Caribbean slope of extreme SE Nicaragua#R#R and Costa Rica to C Panama, both slopes of E Panama, NC & W Colombia and NW Ecuador (NW Pichincha).
6·5 cm; 5 g. Tiny, one of the smallest passerines, with almost tail-less appearance. Male has black crown, prominent white supraloral spot and white “spectacles”, slate-grey... read more
High-pitched and ventriloquial, insect-like or frog-like; typically, a soft trilled, purr-like call... read more
Lower and middle growth of humid forest, forest gaps and edges, shrubby growth in clearings, also... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents in Costa Rica included 205 items, of which homopteran bugs 26%, beetles (Coleoptera) 25%, arachnids 15%, hymenopterans 13... read more
Eggs in late Mar in Panama and mid-Apr in Costa Rica. Bag-like domed nest c. 15 cm long, 9 cm in diameter, with side entrance in middle and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common, but often overlooked. Occurs in Tinigua National Park, in Colombia, and Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve... read more
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