French: Tyranneau à toupet German: Weißscheitel-Kleintyrann Spanish: Piojito tiquitiqui
Other common names:
White-bellied Tyrannulet (munda)
Subspecies and Distribution
S. s. subcristata
(Vieillot, 1817) – Bolivia (from La Paz) and S Brazil (S from S Mato Grosso) S through Paraguay to Argentina (S to NE Chubut).
S. s. munda
Berlepsch, 1893 – Andes of W Bolivia (S from La Paz) and W Argentina (S to Neuquén and W Río Negro); migrates E, as far as coast in SE Brazil and Uruguay, and as far N as NC Bolivia (S Beni).
S. s. straminea
(Temminck, 1822) – E Brazil and Uruguay.
11 cm; 6–8·6 g. Has thin white supercilium from bill to just behind eye, white broken eyering, thin dusky eyeline; greyish olive above, crown and nape more pure... read more
Song, during which tail shaken vigorously, a soft, cheery, but almost mechanical-sounding trill... read more
Lowland tropical forest edge, deciduous woodland, gallery forest, tall scrub, cerrado,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Very active, parulid-like tyrannulet, pausing only briefly while flitting through outer edges of scrubby vegetation, frequently... read more
Aug–Dec in Brazil and Argentina. Nest built by both sexes, a neat, tightly constructed open cup, outside diameter 6 cm, inside... read more
Partial migrant, but migratory habits still uncertain; apparently present in E Bolivia only Apr... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. Occurs in numerous protected areas throughout its range, e.g. San Rafael and Ybycuí National Parks, both in Paraguay, Beni... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!