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Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant

Pseudotriccus ruficeps

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Tiny, plump flycatcher found in the understory of subtropical and temperate cloud forest in the Andes. Not likely to be confused. Bright rufous head, wings, and tail contrast with olive back and breast. Belly slightly paler yellow. Sexes similar. Flits around the understory in singles or pairs, usually within forest. Best detected by its bill snaps or descending rattle call.

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