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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Eared Pigmy Tyrant (Myiornis auricularis)

One of the smallest of all Tyrant flycatchers, the Eared Pigmy Tyrant (Myiornis auricularis) weighs over less than some hummingbirds. It has a rounded grey head, and the most noticeable feature of its plumage is the large, crescent-shaped black ear patch, which gives the species its common name. It is found in the forest of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. 

7 ~ 7.5 cm 

Weight: 5g 


Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

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