French: Microtyran bifascié German: Grau-Schuppenkopftyrann Spanish: Cimerillo bilistado
Other common names:
Golden-scaled Pygmy-tyrant (congener)
Bangs and T. E. Penard
Sarayacu, Río Ucayali, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
L. v. guianensis
J. T. Zimmer, 1940 – the Guianas and NE Brazil (N of Amazon, from lower R Negro E to Amapá).
L. v. affinis
J. T. Zimmer, 1940 – SE Colombia (from Meta S to Putumayo, Vaupés and Amazonas), NW Brazil (N of Amazon, E to upper R Negro), E Ecuador and NE Peru (N of Amazon); possibly in S Venezuela#R.
L. v. vitiosus
(Bangs & T. E. Penard, 1921) – E Peru S of R Marañón, E to R Ucayali (from E San Martín and S Loreto S to Huánuco).
L. v. congener
Todd, 1925 – W Brazil (SW Amazonas) and E Peru (E of R Ucayali).
10 cm; 6–8·5 g. Nominate race has long black crown feathers with grey edging, forming crest (erected and fanned less often than that of L. pileatus, extends... read more
Harsh, buzzy trill, “turrrrrrr”, often delivered in series; not so distinctly loud as that of L... read more
Humid tropical terra firme and várzea forest, forest borders, and second-growth... read more
Food and feeding
Probably feeds mainly on insects. Perches inconspicuously in middle storey and canopy, and makes quick upward sallies to strike at... read more
Nests during dry season in Guianan region; nest-building in late Aug in NW Brazil and nearly finished nest observed in mid-Sept in Surinam... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Rather poorly known species.
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