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Tawny-crowned Pygmy Tyrant
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Information
Range Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Tyrannidae
Genus Euscarthmus
Species Euscarthmus meloryphus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Tawny-crowned pygmy tyrant (Euscarthmus meloryphus), is a species of tyrant flycatcher in the Tyrannidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, South Africa, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.


Its voice is quite loud.

This bird keeps to dense shrubbery, and becuase of this it is not easy to see, but you will always know that there is one nearby due to its loud, consistent call, which sounds like the south part of its range, rrr-Ripeeo. The three regions sound different, and perhaps should be treated as different species. One of its calls sounds like a plee-plit-irick.

The tawny-crowned pygmy tyrant is about 10-12 centimeters and 4-10 grams.

It feeds primarily on insects, and will forage alone or in pairs.

It breeds from October to December in Argentina, which is similar in South Brazil, and October to November in North Columbia.

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