Notice for readers: On March 31, Neotropical Birds will be integrated into the new Birds of the World, a powerful research database offering species accounts for every species on earth. Learn more at While Birds of the World is a subscription service, we remain committed to offering this content to Neotropical Birds contributors and to those unable to pay for it through our scholarship program. Stay tuned.

Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus eulophotes

  • © Tomaz Melo

The Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant is a small flycatcher of lowlands western Amazonian forests.  Found from 300 to 400 meters in elevation, the species inhabits bamboo undergrowth along rivers around the junction of Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia.  In appearance, this flycatcher is similar to Double-banded Pygmy-Tyrant but lacks pale wingbars; it is olive above and gray-streaked white below with a large head and pale yellowish-white irides.  Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant forages both alone and with mixed flocks, and can be heard giving sharp tic notes and short trills.

Help complete this species

There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. There's a role for everyone!

Learn more


© Ted Parker

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant (Lophotriccus eulophotes), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: