Northern beardless-tyrannulet

Northern beardless-tyrannulet
Camptostoma imberbe

Photo by Guy Poisson (Internet Bird Collection)

Common name:
northern beardless-tyrannulet (en); risadinha-nortenha (pt); tyranneau imberbe (fr); mosquerito imberbe (es); nördlicher blasskleintyrann (de)

Order Passeriformes
Family Tyrannidae

This species is found from southern Arizona, through most of Mexico and into Guatemala, Honduras, western Nicaragua and north-western Costa Rica. The populations in Arizona and northern Mexico migrate south to winter along the southern parts of the range.

These birds are 9,5-10,5 cm long and weigh 7,5 g.

The northern beardless-tyrannulet is mostly found in tropical deciduous forests and moist scrublands, but also use dry savannas, dry scrublands, deserts, riparian vegetation along rivers and streams, plantations, rural gardens and even urban areas. They are present from sea level up to an altitude of 1.500 m.

They feed on insects and small fruits.

These birds breed in April-July. The nest is a small globular structure with a small side entrance, placed in a small twig at the end of a branch or on an epiphyte. It is usually 1-9 m above the ground. The female lays 2 white eggs with brown spots, which she incubates alone for 14-15 days. The chicks fledge about 17 days after hatching.

IUCN status – LC (Least Concern)
This species has a very large breeding range and is although there is no information on population sizes, the population in North America is increasing.

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