Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant (Lophotriccus galeatus)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Xingu River, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Venezuela

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Surinam

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~10 cm (4 in). The Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant has yellowish-olive upperparts. It has a crest with black feathers fringed with olive. The wing coverts and flight feathers are margined with yellowish olive but it has no discernible wing bars. The underparts are whitish faintly streaked with olive-gray. The bill is black and the iris is pale. It forages in the understory of forest on nutrient-poor soils, largely in Terra Firme. It is similar to the closely related Double-banded Pygmy Tyrant but is distinguished by not having wing bars.

Status: The Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant is uncommon to rare on the north side of the Amazon River where it is known to range up to 700 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co and Br.

Name in Spanish: Tirano-Pigmeo de Casquete.

Sub-species: Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant (Lophotriccus galeatus), (Boddaert), 1783.

Meaning of Name: Lophotriccus: Gr. lophos= crest and trikkos= unidentified small bird. galeatus: L. galea= helmet, galeatus= helmeted. .

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.