Double banded Pygmy tyrant (Lophotriccus vitiosus)

Double-banded Pygmy-tyrant

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Lophotriccus vitiosus | [UK] Double-banded Pygmy-tyrant | [FR] Microtyran bifascie | [DE] Grau-Schuppenkopftyrann | [ES] Cimerillo Bilistado | [IT] Tiranno pigmeo bifacsiato | [NL] Dubbelband-dwergtiran


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range

Physical charateristics

Upper parts, except for black grey crested crown, olive green. Wings black, with feathers pale greenish tipped. Throat and breast pale yellow, streaked olive-grey. Lower body bright yelow. The sexes are alike and have a white iris, a black bill and legs grey.

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It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname.


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


The nest is a bag sized dome with a lower side entrance mad out of moss and dry grass. It is suspended from a branch tree, usually about 4 meter above ground or water. Clutch size two eggs, no data on incubation or fledging period.

Feeding habits

Forages for insects in understorey. Hunts with short sallies to pick prey of underside of leaf`s.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 2,200,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Double-banded Pygmy-tyrant status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Double-banded Pygmy-tyrant range map


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