Fulvous-headed Scrub-Tyrant (Euscarthmus fulviceps)

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

Fulvous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huaral, Lima

Fulvous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc.  Huaral, Lima

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. El Angolo, Piura

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc.  SW Ecuador|Piura, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~10 cm (4 in). The Fulvous-headed Scrub-Tyrant is grayish-brown with a variable amount on fulvous on the head and face. The wing coverts are fringed with pale-tawny forming two wing bars that may vary in definition ambon individulas. It forages in scrub and the understory of semi-open woodlands. In NW Peru, it is similar to the Southern Beardless Tyrannulet and Gray-and-White Tyrannulet but is distinguished by having a round head with no crest and by having a tawny head. Also, see Mouse-colored Tyrannulet. The Fulvous-headed Scrub-Tyrant was formerly considered conspecific with the Rufous-crowned Scrub-Tyrant.

Status: The Fulvous-headed Scrub-Tyrant is common in dry habitats of northwest Peru, the Marañon Valley, and the part of the Huallaga Valley. It is known to range to elevations of up to 1500 m along the west slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Tirano-Pigmeo de Cabeza Leonada.

Sub-species: Fulvous-headed Scrub-Tyrant (Euscarthmus fulviceps), P. L. Sclater, 1871.

Meaning of Name: Euscarthmus: Gr. eu= good and skarthmos= leaping, euskarthmos= high-leaping. fulviceps: L. fulvus= tawny and ceps, face, facial area.

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Distribution Map
fulfous-headed 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 03/01/2016.