Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus

Colombian name: Tiranuelo Crestibarrado
Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant, Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia
April 2012

The Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant is distributed in Central America from Honduras to Panama and in South America from northern Venezuela to southern Peru. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is found in humid forest and is frequently associated with bamboo.

Its main feature is the crest made up of black feathers with a rufous edging. It is normally laid flat as in photo 3 but can be raised in a transversal crest.

Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant, Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant, Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
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