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 3 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 20 weeks ago 3.6
A bird on a twig
Locality Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 23 September 2012 49 weeks 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