Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant (Lophotriccus eulophotes)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Purus, Madre de Dios

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Acre, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu, Madre de Dios

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

Identification & Behavior: ~10 cm (4 in). The Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant has yellowish-olive upperparts and head. It has a crest with feathers fringed with brown-olive. The wing coverts and flight feathers are faintly margined with brownish. The underparts are grayish streaked with olive. The bill is black and the iris pale. It forages in the understory of humid forest in Ucayali and Madre de Dios where it is associated with patches of vegetation created by treefalls and also patches of Guadua bamboo. It is similar to the closely related Double-banded Pygmy Tyrant but is distinguished by not having discernible wing bars and by being associated with bamboo patches and other similar habitats in floodplain forests. These two pygmy-tyrants may only have limited overlap if any.

Status: The Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant is uncommon in Ucayali and Madre de Dios. It also occurs in Co, and, Br.

Name in Spanish: Tirano-Pigmeo de Cresta Larga.

Sub-species: Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant (Lophotriccus eulophotes), Todd, 1925.

Meaning of Name: Lophotriccus: Gr. lophos= crest and trikkos= unidentified small bird. eulophotes: Gr. eu= good and lophos= crest. Eulophos= well-plumed, well-crested.

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Distribution Map
long-crested pygmy-tyrantVoice


    • 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.