Tiny Tyrant-Manakin

The Tiny Tyrant-Manakin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Tiny Tyrant-Manakin Tyranneutes virescens is, at 6-7 grams, one of the smallest birds on earth; only some hummingbirds are smaller. Yet it is the plumage, vocalizations, and behavior of the understory manakins that causes the greatest wonder. While walking quieting in the forest, one listens for the repetitive calls of the males or for the rapid whirr of their wingbeats as they buzz from one display branch to another. More

The Tiny Tyrant-manakin (Tyranneutes virescens) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family. It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Tyranneutes virescens. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007. Stub icon This Pipridae-related article is a stub. More

Tiny Tyrant-manakinBirds in Suriname = - Tiny Tyrant-manakin, male displaying its crest Tiny Tyrant-manakin displaying A displaying male Tiny-tyrant manakin with erected crest on a small branch in the Ralleigh Falls nature reserve, photographed by Carla Out in November 2007. The bird is often heard in the rainforest ("Nicky the Greek" it seems to call) in lowland Suriname, but not so often seen, especially not in this display posture. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pipridae
Genus : Tyranneutes
Species : virescens
Authority : (Pelzeln, 1868)