Scale-crested pygmy tyrant

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The scale-crested pygmy tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family.

It was given its name for the small crown-like ring of feathers on the top of its head. It raises these feathers both to attract a mate and to seem larger when frightened.

It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and possibly Honduras.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Not much is known about the habits or breeding of the bird. source

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2 Responses

  1. Linda Mosionier says:

    Thankyou for sharing this beautiful picture

  2. Melynda Dean says:

    Such beautiful birds, thank you they make me happy to look at the beauty of them.

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