Tiny Tyrant-Manakin (Tyranneutes virescens)

Tiny Tyrant-Manakin

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Pipridae | [latin] Tyranneutes virescens | [UK] Tiny Tyrant-Manakin | [FR] Manakin nain | [DE] Zwergpipra | [ES] Saltarin Diminuto | [NL] Kleine Tiranmanakin


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Ilicura virescens
Tyranneutes virescens SA ne Amazonia

Physical charateristics

This is the smallest representative of its family. It weighs only seven grams and is very difficult to see unless it is singing. On the top of the head the male has a yellow stripe that is very small or absent in the female. Rest is body in both sexes is dill olive, throat to breast paler grey-oloive and belly yellow. Bill is brown with pale lower mandible.

Listen to the sound of Tiny Tyrant-Manakin

[audio:http://www.aviflevoland.nl/sounddb/T/Tiny Tyrant-Manakin.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

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South America : Northeast Amazonia


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


No data.

Feeding habits

Forages in the lower en middle strata for fruit and insects. Hover gleans and sallies to catch prey.


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Tiny Tyrant-Manakin status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Tiny Tyrant-Manakin distribution range map

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