French: Tyranneau à croupion fauve German: Zimtbürzel-Kleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito culirrufo
Corazón, Pichincha, Ecuador
Very local in Andes of W Venezuela (Mérida), Colombia (S to W Meta in E cordillera, in Cauca and Nariño in W), W & E Ecuador, and E slope in Peru (also on W slope in Piura and Cajamarca), Bolivia (S to Tarija) and extreme NW Argentina (N Salta).
11 cm; 8–9 g. A slightly crested, small tyrannulet. Has white lores and supercilium, dark brown crown, grading to brownish-olive on back; rump and uppertail-coverts... read more
Inconspicuous 2-note “tseep-tseep” or “tzeep, zéé-u”, singly... read more
Upper montane humid forest, especially in thickets, edges of clearings, tree-line shrubbery, brushy... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; probably some small fruits. Forages actively, usually in pairs or small family groups with mixed-species flocks, in canopy or... read more
Fledgling observed in Dec in Bolivia. No other information.
Mainly resident, but possibly some seasonal movements to slightly lower elevations; the three... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to locally fairly common; most common in Bolivia. Regular near Hotel Los Frailes (Mérida), in Venezuela; occurs in several protected areas... read more
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