French: Microtyran oreillard German: Ohrfleck-Zwergtyrann Spanish: Mosqueta enana
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
M. a. cinereicollis
(Wied, 1831) – E Brazil (SE Bahia, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo).
M. a. auricularis
(Vieillot, 1818) – E Paraguay, NE Argentina (Misiones) and SE Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Mato Grosso do Sul S to N Rio Grande do Sul).
7 cm; 5 g. Very small, round-bodied, large-headed tyrannid. Has buffish-cinnamon area around eye, whitish auriculars, black patch below eye, black crescent-shaped patch at... read more
Series of “pic” notes followed by musical trill, “pic-pic-pic-pree-ee-ee-ee-ee... read more
Humid forest and forest edge, usually in dense, shrubby growth along edges, less frequent within... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages mostly in lower and middle growth usually at 2–3 m; perches in the open, moving rapidly and changing perches... read more
Nests found in Oct–Dec. Nest purse-shaped, with side entrance, made of twigs, stems and dry leaves, sometimes with hanging “... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common. Although much suitable habitat for this species has been destroyed or heavily degraded, it still occurs in many... read more
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