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Northern Beardless Tyrannulet

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Camptostoma imberbe
Photo by sabeebeArizona, USA

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[edit] Identification

4.5 in (11.5 cm)
A tropical flycatcher, in the tyrant flycatcher family.

  • Dark brown head with an erectile crest and pale supercilium
  • Grey-green upperparts, brown wings with yellow feather-edging and two vague wing bars
  • Brown tail, grey throat, yellowish breast and abdomen, orange bill with darker tip
  • Sexes are similar

[edit] Similar Species

Similar to Empidonax flycatchers, but smaller. In the USA only found in extreme south Texas and southeast Arizona.

[edit] Distribution

Southern United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.

[edit] Taxonomy

Monotypic

[edit] Habitat

Light forests, cultivation and gardens with trees.

[edit] Behaviour

  • Diet includes insects, spiders and berries.
  • Oftens bobs tail up and down
  • Call is a descending whistled peer, peer, peer.

[edit] Breeding

The domed nest is made of plant fibre or leaves with a side entrance, placed by a tree fork. 2 white eggs, marked with rufous and lilac are laid, and incubated by the female for14-15 days. The young fledge after 17 days.

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