Black-capped Pygmy-tyrant (Myiornis atricapillus) - HBW 9, p. 316
French: Microtyran à calotte noire
Spanish: Mosqueta Capirotada
Taxonomy: Orchilus atricapillus Lawrence, 1875, Talamanca, Costa Rica.
Formerly placed in a separate genus, Perissotriccus, along with M. ecaudatus. The two form a superspecies and were previously treated by many authors as conspecific. Monotypic.
Distribution: Costa Rica S to W Colombia and NW Ecuador.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male on a perch holding a prey in its bill Locality San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Scott Olmstead 16 April 2008 5 years ago 36 sec 4.8
A bird perched on a branch then two birds, calling Locality Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 16 November 2009 4 years ago 23 sec 3.8
One individual was video taped while perched on a branch in the canopy of an emergent tree with fairly open canopy Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
DAVID ASCANIO 16 July 2010 3 years ago 17 sec 3.6
A perched bird
Locality Awá Ethnic Forest Reserve, Ecuador
Chris and Megan Perkins 23 November 2012 40 weeks ago 3.6
A bird on a twig
Locality Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 23 September 2012 1 year ago 3.3
One ind perched in nest building branch
Locality Bahía Solano, Choco Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 20 May 2011 2 years ago 3
A bird on a low perch in forest interior.
Locality Jocotoco Foundation’s Canandé Station, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Scott Olmstead 1 February 2007 4 years ago 3