Short-tailed Pygmy-tyrant (Myiornis ecaudatus) - HBW 9, p. 316
French: Microtyran à queue courte
Spanish: Mosqueta Colicorta
Taxonomy: T[odirostrum] ecaudatum d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, Yuracarés, Bolivia.
Formerly placed in a separate genus, Perissotriccus, along with M. atricapillus. The two form a superspecies and were previously treated by many authors as conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- miserabilis (Chubb, 1919) - Venezuela (Carabobo, Mérida, Táchira, Barinas, N Amazonas, Bolívar), Trinidad, the Guianas, E Colombia (Meta) and N Brazil (Amapá).
- ecaudatus (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) - Amazon Basin of E Ecuador, E Peru, Brazil (from Amazonas E to Pará) and N Bolivia (S to Cochabamba and Santa Cruz).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A bird calling from a twig, wiping it's bill once, and eventually flying away. Locality Apoera, Sipaliwini District, Suriname (ssp miserabilis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 4 May 2011 2 years ago 39 sec 4.3
A bird collecting nesting material and calling, while it's mate calls nearby. Locality Apoera, Sipaliwini District, Suriname (ssp miserabilis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 4 May 2011 2 years ago 25 sec 4.2
A bird singing on a branch. Locality Serra das Araras, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp ecaudatus)
herve jacob 26 September 2009 3 years ago 16 sec 4.2
A bird perched on a branch, lookink around Locality Delta Amacuro, Venezuela (ssp miserabilis)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 May 2006 6 years ago 12 sec 4
an individual at the canopy of an emergent tree Locality Río Grande, Imataca Forest Reserve, Venezuela (ssp miserabilis)
DAVID ASCANIO 30 April 2008 2 years ago 38 sec 3.5
A perched bird, eventually flying away. Locality Apoera, Sipaliwini District, Suriname (ssp miserabilis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 4 May 2011 2 years ago 35 sec 3
An adult in the canopy at 35 m high.
Locality Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 1 year ago 4.7
mistnetted bird in hand; interior of lowland tropical forest
Locality Los Amigos Biological Station (CICRA), Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp ecaudatus)
Jacob R Saucier 26 August 2010 3 years ago 4.1
A perched bird.
Locality Pousada Kuryala, Sao Felix do Araguaia, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp ecaudatus)
Bradley Davis 2 December 2008 4 years ago 2