The scale-crested pygmy tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae.

It was given its name for the small crown-like ring of feathers on the top of its head. It raises these feathers both to attract a mate and to seem larger when frightened.

It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and possibly Honduras.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Not much is known about the habits or breeding of the bird.
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant
Date Location Count
2020-02-16 06:52Río Piche1
2020-02-16 11:03PN Guanacaste--Sector San Cristobal2
2020-02-24 12:48Curubanda Lodge (Hotel Zelandia)1
2020-02-26 06:40Road to Tenorio National Park1
2020-02-26 13:21Bijagua--Tapir Valley (restricted access)1
2020-02-08 10:12PN Volcan Tenorio--Rio Celeste Trail2
2020-02-26 06:09Celeste Mountain Lodge1
2020-02-26 09:13Las Heliconias Lodge and hanging bridges4
2020-02-11 11:45Bijagua—Hogar de las Aves2
2020-02-10 06:00PN Rincon de La Vieja--Sector Santa Maria1
2020-02-11 13:38Arenal--Mirador El Silencio1
2020-02-21 09:22Arenal Lodge1
2020-02-24 14:11Arenal Misticopark (Hanging Bridges)1
2020-02-14 14:25Arenal--Lomas del Volcan Lodge1
2020-02-25 14:23Arenal Observatory Lodge1
2020-02-09 09:00Arenal Observatory Lodge--Sendero Catarata1
2020-01-31 08:35Arenal Tropical Gardens1
2020-02-26 10:43Sky Adventures - Arenal Park3
2020-02-25 06:00Albegue del Socorro1
2020-02-24 11:09Virgen del Socorro3
2020-02-26 12:38Catarata del Toro1
2020-02-22 05:35Bosque Eterno de Los Niños--Poco Sol3
2020-02-19 10:58San Gerardo Biological Station (Monteverde)1
2020-02-07 13:35PN Braulio Carrillo--Quebrada González (Las Palmas)1
2020-02-22 13:30La Paz Waterfall Gardens1
2020-02-25 09:13Monteverde--Cloud Forest Reserve1
2020-02-25 07:47Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve--Entrance1
2020-02-14 08:30Camino a la Reserva Alberto Manuel Brenes6
2020-02-20 11:30Alberto Manuel Brenes Biological Reserve2
2020-02-22 07:10Torre Alta Lodge y Eco Refugio Los Pavones1
2020-02-24 06:57Rancho Naturalista1
2020-02-07 08:23Río Tuis ZP--near Rancho Naturalista1
2020-02-22 10:42San Antonio de Platanillo--near Rancho Naturalista2
2020-01-30 14:00Cerro Azul--Birders' View1
2020-02-19 08:00Hotel Quelitales1
2020-02-24 07:20Los Altos de Cerro Azul1
2020-02-18 13:31Cerro Azul--Río Mono Trail3
2020-02-11 10:00Get Your Birds! Ujarras1
2020-02-22 08:25Reserva El Copal2
2020-02-22 06:56Muñeco2
2020-02-20 06:30PN Tapanti--Sector Tapanti4
2020-02-19 14:40RF Río Macho, Cartago--camino ICE1
2020-02-16 12:54Cloudbridge Nature Reserve1
2020-02-21 06:32Bosque Del Tolomuco2
2020-02-03 06:53Tajo Las Nubes2
2020-02-21 07:05Dúrika--entrance road (last 3.5 km)1
2020-01-31 09:15PN Altos de Campana1
2020-02-14 07:56Altos del Maria--Elevación 900-1100 msnm1
2020-02-13 17:12Camino Mata Ahogados - Altos del María1
2020-02-05 09:46Laguna de San Carlos2
2020-02-23 07:36La Mesa1
2020-02-13 15:35Cerro Gaital1
2020-02-13 07:56La Zamia1
2020-02-03 07:30El Valle de Antón
2020-02-03 10:24Las Alturas de Cotón--OTS station1
2020-02-25 08:00Bosque Rio Negro2
2020-02-27 06:31Finca Cantaros3
2020-02-16 06:08Casa Botania B&B (San Vito)1
2020-02-22 16:52Wilson Botanical Garden (OTS Las Cruces)1
2020-02-26 12:49Cerro Paraguas y alrrededores2
2020-02-21 08:35Paraíso Birding Paradise2
2020-02-21 05:25Esquinas Rainforest Lodge1
2020-02-19 06:19PN Corcovado--Los Planes1
2020-02-10 14:34La Tarde Wildlife Area1
2020-02-19 06:30PN Corcovado--San Pedrillo1
2020-02-16 09:05PN Corcovado--Los Patos2
2020-02-13 05:30Dos Brazos1
2020-02-21 13:55RNA Arrierito Antioqueño (Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve)1
2020-02-21 06:54RNA Arrierito Antioqueño--Casa1
2020-02-04 06:56RNA Arrierito Antioqueño--Cresta1
2020-02-16 05:04RNA Reinita Cielo Azul (Cerulean Warbler Reserve)8
2020-02-14 15:30Hotel Manantiales del Campo1
2020-02-20 07:39RN La Romera1
2020-02-12 05:59RN Bellavista1
2020-02-20 06:06PNN Tatamá--Camino Montezuma4
2020-02-17 06:41Camino Montezuma--La Clarita1
2020-02-21 08:49Camino Montezuma--Río Claro4
2020-02-21 06:41Camino Montezuma--Montezuma Rainforest Lodge2
2020-02-25 06:35Hotel Tinamú Birding Nature Reserve1
2020-02-11 08:04Hacienda El Jardin1
2020-02-11 08:21Laguna El Tabacal1
2020-02-16 07:16SFF Otún Quimbaya--Lodge1
2020-02-13 06:45Parque Regional Ucumari--Otun Quimbaya al Cedral1
2020-02-06 09:46Parque Regional Ucumari--El Cedral1
2020-02-21 06:30Santa Maria--La Almenara (restricted access)1
2020-02-02 05:30Carretera a La Cristalina1
2020-02-26 06:27Clarita Botero1
2020-02-01 06:15Parque Natural Maná Dulce1
2020-02-26 08:54Vereda Rio Gris1
2020-02-22 07:30RN Rio Bravo--Carretera2
2020-02-19 06:40RN Rio Bravo--Entrada4
2020-01-29 05:45La Cabaña de Chicoral (acceso restringido)1
2020-02-15 08:38Ecolodge La Minga (acceso restringido)1
2020-02-27 06:27Alto Anchicayá - El Descanso (Doña Dora)2
2020-02-06 05:40Mirador de Los Tucanes2
2020-02-22 07:20Finca Maragrícola2
2020-02-04 07:07RN El Pangán1
2020-02-22 06:15Bangsias Bird Lodge1
2020-02-06 12:13RN Río Nambí1
2020-02-06 06:09Vereda Campucana1
2020-02-09 13:47Vía San Francisco-Mocoa--El Silencio1
2020-02-09 06:00Trampolin de Las Aves3
2020-02-10 06:20Awa (La Union) Road1
2020-02-17 06:38Playa de Oro Reserva de Los Tigrillos1
2020-02-11 08:37Reserva Los Cedros1
2020-02-15 06:59La Delicia--Guayabillas road (lower part below Mashpi turnoff)1
2020-02-18 17:00Mashpi--Lodge and trails1
2020-02-09 06:30Mashpi--Entrance road before gate1
2020-02-25 08:00Reserva Amagusa1
2020-02-24 15:29Nanegal--vicinity3
2020-02-20 10:00Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary1
2020-02-19 15:42Reserva Maquipucuna2
2020-02-18 13:27Santa Lucia Lodge1
2020-02-02 06:25Rio Silanche--entrance road2
2020-02-01 07:58Rio Silanche--general area3
2020-02-20 07:45Rancho Suamox1
2020-01-30 09:08Un Poco del Choco--Reserve & Field Station2
2020-02-06 11:33San Jorge de Milpe1
2020-02-09 09:34Milpe--Milpe Gardens1
2020-02-20 10:00Milpe Bird Sanctuary1
2020-02-11 06:55Refugio Paz de las Aves (Angel Paz)3
2020-02-18 15:00Tandayapa--pueblo y valle inferior (town and lower valley)1
2020-02-18 06:32Tandayapa--San Jorge Tandayapa1
2020-02-13 06:01Santa Rosa Bird Lodge (The Birdwatcher's House)1
2020-02-16 07:00Sachatamia Lodge1
2020-01-31 06:28Séptimo Paraiso2
2020-02-04 06:00Recinto 23 de Junio2
2020-02-26 08:00Mindo--Vía a Cunuco1
2020-01-30 11:11Mindo--Sisakuna Lodge1
2020-02-04 16:13Mindo--Vía al Cinto1
2020-02-02 06:17Mindo--Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge1
2020-02-18 09:00Mindo--Vía a las cascadas (Waterfall trail)1
2020-02-10 06:05Mindo--Casa Divina Lodge2
2020-02-10 10:30Mindo--Santuario de las cascadas1
2020-02-19 15:10Reserva las Tangaras2
2020-02-25 06:15WildSumaco Lodge1
2020-02-16 11:26Sumaco Road1
2020-02-19 07:22Ayampe--vicinity2
2020-02-01 07:05Ayampe--Refugio del Colibrí1
2020-02-01 07:00Circuito Ecológico del Colibrí1
2020-02-15 08:38Ayampe--river delta wetlands3
2020-02-11 12:31Finca San Carlos2
2020-02-11 08:04Manglares-Churute--Aulladores Trail1
2020-02-11 07:15Manglares-Churute--general area2
2020-02-15 07:47Cerro de Hayas-Naranjal IBA
2020-02-12 06:05Buenaventura--Upper road3
2020-02-10 09:55Reserva Buenaventura--old road between lodge and shrine3
2020-02-18 06:38Buenaventura Reserve--general area1
2020-02-12 07:29Reserva Buenaventura--Umbrellabird Lodge and lower road4
2020-02-19 12:41Los Encuentros-Paquisha Alto road/Zarza Reserve1
2020-02-21 06:15Santa Cecilia trail above Paquisha3
2020-02-23 05:50Road between Paquisha and the Santa Cecilia trail7
2020-02-20 10:01Reserva Utuana1
2020-02-02 15:00Reserva Ecológica Tingana1
2020-02-08 06:01PN Yanachaga-Chemillen--Camino a San Alberto1
2020-02-23 12:19ACP Bosque de Churumazú1
2020-01-29 06:21ACP El Palmeral2
2020-02-19 06:41Tunquimayo Lodge2
2020-01-31 05:56Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge & Manu Paradise Lodge1