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Scale-crested pygmy tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus) Oxapampa, Pasco, Peru. Jan 20, 2020 Geotagged,Lophotriccus pileatus,Peru,Scale-crested pygmy tyrant,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Scale-crested pygmy tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus)

Oxapampa, Pasco, Peru. Jan 20, 2020

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The scale-crested pygmy tyrant is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It was given its name for the small crown-like ring of feathers on the top of its head. It raises these feathers both to attract a mate and to seem larger when frightened.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Jun 30, 2020. Captured Jan 20, 2020 10:04 in PA-108, 19230, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO1250
  • 560mm