Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Camptostoma imberbe

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Code 4

NOBT

Code 6

CAMIMB

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet has a large range, estimated globally at 1,500,000 square kilometers. Native to Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, the United States and Mexico, this bird prefers savanna, wetland, desert, forest, and shrubland ecosystems and can also reside in rural and urban areas. The global population of this bird is estimated at 500,000 to 5,000,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Northern Beardless Tyrannulet is Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet: Small flycatcher with gray upperparts and breast, slight crest, pale eyebrow, indistinct eye-ring, and dull white or pale yellow belly. Wings are gray with two pale bars. The bill is small, slightly decurved, and dark with an orange base. Weak direct flight.


Range and Habitat

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet: Breeds in southeastern Arizona into northwestern Mexico and also in the southernmost tip of Texas. Most migrate to central and southern Mexico for the winter; may also be found farther south in the tropics. Inhabits low thorn scrub, especially mesquite thickets and woodland borders.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"peeert" or "pee-yert"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet is the only United States representative of the Elaeniinae, a large subfamily of mostly South American tyrannid flycatchers.
  • It was once considered conspecific with the Southern Beardless Tyrannulet.
  • Less than 5% of the population occurs in the United States.
  • A group of beardless tyrannulets are collectively known as a "shaving" of tyrannulets.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

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Gary Owen Dick

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Samira Belous

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UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CrestX
Tufts of feathers on the head of the bird.
EyebrowX
Also called the supercilicum or superciliary it is the arch of feathers over each eye.
UnderpartsX
Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.
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