Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Long-crested Pygmy-tyrant (Lophotriccus eulophotes)


French: Microtyran eulophe German: Weißbauch-Schuppenkopftyrann Spanish: Cimerillo crestilargo

Lophotriccus eulophotes


, 1925,

Rio Purus, Amazonas, Brazil


See L. vitiosus. Monotypic.


SW Amazonian Brazil (drainage of upper R Purus), SE Peru (S Ucayali, Madre de Dios) and NW Bolivia (Pando).

Descriptive notes

10 cm; 6·5–8 g. Has long black crown feathers with grey edging, forming crest (sometimes erected and fanned, extends beyond rear crown when flat), whitish lores;... read more


Typically, a series of 5–8 “tic” notes; also, occasionally utters a slightly descending trill.


Riverine forest, swamp-forest, tall road-edge second growth, large stands of Guadua bamboo... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Forages mainly at 4–10 m, making short (1 m) upward strike-sallies to glean items from leaves and stems; sometimes follows... read more


Not documented.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South-east Peruvian Lowlands EBA. Uncommon to fairly common, but local. Occurs in Manu National Park and... read more

Recommended citation

Clock, B. (2019). Long-crested Pygmy-tyrant (Lophotriccus eulophotes). 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 on 8 December 2019).