French: Tyranneau bronzé German: Bronzeolivtyrann Spanish: Tiranuelo bronceado
Taczanowski and Berlepsch
Machay and Hacienda Mapoto, Tungurahua, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. berlepschi
Nelson, 1913 – E Panama (Cerro Pirre, Cerro Tacarcuna) and NW Colombia (W Andes S to Valle and N part of C Andes).
P. p. annectens
(Salvadori & Festa, 1899) – SW Colombia (S from Cauca) and NW Ecuador (S to El Oro).
P. p. pelzelni
Taczanowski & Berlepsch, 1885 – E Andes of Colombia and E Ecuador.
P. p. peruvianus
J. Bond, 1947 – locally in E Andes of Peru (Amazonas S to Cuzco).
11–11·5 cm; 9–11 g. Tiny, dark pygmy-tyrant of subtropical forest undergrowth. Nominate race is entirely dark brownish-olive above, crown slightly darker than... read more
Not very vocal; makes 4–6 short, wheezy “piff” notes c. 1 second apart, song a thin high-... read more
Humid montane forest, cloudforest; 300–2500 m.
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages alone or in pairs, just above ground in dense forest undergrowth, perching on both vertical and horizontal twigs; flies... read more
Birds with enlarged gonads in May in Colombia. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common; often overlooked unless mist-netted. Fairly common on Cerro Pirre and Cerro Tacarcuna (both in Darién), in Panama; occurs... read more
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