French: Microtyran casqué German: Helm-Schuppenkopftyrann Spanish: Cimerillo de casquete
Cayenne, French Guiana
E Venezuela (Sucre, Monagas, Bolívar, Amazonas), the Guianas, E Colombia, NE Peru (Loreto) and N Brazil (N Amazonas E to Amapá and, S of Amazon, E from R Tapajós to Maranhão).
10·2 cm; 6–7 g. Has long black crown feathers with greyish-olive edging, forming crest (sometimes erected and fanned), whitish lores; upperparts olive; wings dusky, two... read more
Series of 4–10 dry staccato “pik” or “trik” notes, sometimes ending in warbled or trilled... read more
Terra firme and várzea forest and edge, also second growth and swampy or tall... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages usually alone, sometimes with mixed-species flocks, in mid-storey of forest; makes short sallies to strike at insects from... read more
Eggs in Mar and nestlings in late Sept in Surinam; birds in breeding condition in Feb–Apr in Venezuela. Bag-like domed nest with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. Occurs in Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve, in Venezuela, and Tapajós National Park, Rio Cristalino Forest Reserve... read more
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