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Rufous-sided Scrub-Tyrant - BirdForum Opus

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Photo © by Fritz73
Riacho do Balaio, Brazil, 3 September 2017

Alternative name: Rufous-sided Pygmy Tyrant

Euscarthmus rufomarginatus


11 centimeters; 6 grams

  • Small, light colored supercilium
  • Face lighter shade of tan
  • White throat
  • Long brownish tail
  • Brown upper body
  • Lighter shade of yellow underneath


Southern Suriname and Eastern Brazil to northeastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay


This is a monotypic species[1].


Tree covered savannah, grassland with tall shrubs, possibly in bamboo scrub for refuge from fire, elevation up to 1000 meter/3200 feet.


Searches in pairs for food, on the ground at times and close to the ground in grasses and close-to-the-ground shrubs at other times. Uses grasses and shrubs for perch while searching for the food before going after it.


Arthropods such as insects and spiders, Small fruits


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Fitzpatrick, J. W. (2020). Rufous-sided Pygmy-Tyrant (Euscarthmus rufomarginatus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.rsptyr1.01
  3. SACC proposal to change name for members of the genus Euscarthmus to Scrub-Tyrants

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