Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet (Tyrannulus elatus) - Birds of the Guyanas 27

in #birding3 years ago

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The Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet is an inconspicuous small bird that lives in humid lowlands in most of northern South America and Panama. I saw it for the first time last weekend and I was lucky that it showed its yellow crown otherwise it would have been very difficult to identify it.

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These flycatchers like the forest edges where they hide deep in the vegetation looking for insects and fruit. They are small birds (10–11 cm; 6·5–8 g) that are uncommon to common in their large range. The Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet is a resident breeder that builds a simple nest in the shape of a shallow cup made out of fine twigs. Breeding has been observed from January to September.

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It only allowed me to take four photographs before it flew off. I'm still amazed how many birds I keep finding in such a small area where I live. Another bird added to my life list for Suriname.

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Thank you for visiting my blog and happy birding.




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