Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet (Tyrannulus elatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Contamana, Loreto

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Colombia

Identification & Behavior: ~10.5 cm (4.1 in). The Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet is mostly yellowish-gray above, and yellow below. The head is gray with a dusky crown and poorly defined pale superciliary. The yellow crown is semi-concealed. The wing coverts are black edged with yellow. The bill is short stubby and black. It forages at various points along the vertical length of forest edges and second growth. It superficially resembles a White-lored Tyrannulet. Also, see the Mouse-colored Tyrannulet.

Status: The Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet is common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Moscareta de Corona Amarilla.

Sub-species: Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet (Tyrannulus elatus), (Latham), 1790.

Meaning of Name: Tyrannulus:. L. tyrannulus=  little tyrant, diminutive of the genus Tyrannus. elatus: L. elatus= elevated, raised up, exalted.

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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. on 03/01/2016.