French: Tyranneau à tête rousse German: Rotkopftyrann Spanish: Tiranuelo cabecirrojo
Musicapa [sic] ruficeps
Colombia (locally in C & E Andes, also W slope in N & S) S to Ecuador (S to Cotopaxi) on W slope and to Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba) on E slope.
11 cm; 7–9 g. Distinctive chestnut-headed pygmy-tyrant. Has entire head and throat bright orange-rufous; upperparts dark olive; wings dark dusky, all feathers broadly... read more
Loud, explosive buzzy trill lasting several seconds, “tzzzzzzzzzzzzeuw”, sometimes... read more
Humid montane forest, dense cloudforest, vine thickets, and forest borders; mainly 1850–3350... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages alone or in groups of 2–4 individuals, usually near ground in dense forest undergrowth, perching on both vertical... read more
Fledglings in Jun in Colombia and Jul–Mar in E Peru. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common; rare in Bolivia. Fairly common in Serranías Cofán (Sucumbíos), in Ecuador; occurs also in Tambito Nature Reserve, in Colombia,... read more
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