Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Buff-banded Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus hellmayri)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau de Hellmayr German: Fahlbinden-Tachurityrann Spanish: Piojito de los pinos
Taxonomy:

Mecocerculus hellmayri

Berlepsch

, 1907,

Cocapata, Cochabamba, Bolivia

.

See M. poecilocercus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Andes from SE Peru (N Puno) S to NW Argentina (Jujuy).

Descriptive notes

11 cm; 10–11 g. Has thin white supercilium, faint blackish eyestripe, whitish face; medium-grey crown contrasting with greenish-olive upperparts, rump and uppertail-... read more

Voice

A series of 4 clear, whistled notes, each inflected upwards.

Habitat

Humid montane evergreen forest, especially mossy cloudforest, also Podocarpus forest;... read more

Food and feeding

Little known. Usually forages alone, often in mixed-species flocks. Moves actively, with horizontal posture, in outer foliage; makes... read more

Breeding

Juvenile in May in Bolivia. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon. Occurs in every protected area in Bolivian Yungas and S to NW Argentina (Calilegua National Park).

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Buff-banded Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus hellmayri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57167 on 12 December 2019).