July 16, 2017 – Short-tailed Pygmy-tyrant (Myiornis ecaudatus)

One of the smallest songbirds in the world, these tiny tyrant flycatchers are found in parts of Colombia, Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. They eat insects, foraging mostly in the forest canopy alone or in pairs. Their nests are ball-shaped with side entrances and constructed from moss and fibers. Their calls are described as insect or frog-like.


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