The Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet is a small passerine bird that belongs to the tyrant flycatcher family. It is a resident of North and Central America, where it inhabits open woodlands, scrublands, and forest edges.
The Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet has a length of about 9-10 centimeters and weighs around 5 grams. It has plain olive-gray upperparts with whitish underparts. The bill is short and straight, unlike other members of the tyrant flycatcher family that have hooked bills. As its name suggests, this bird lacks the typical bristles or feathers found near the base of its bill.
Where To Find This Bird:
The Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet can be found throughout much of Mexico, as well as in parts of Central America like Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. They are also occasionally spotted in southern Texas during their breeding season from April through July.
These birds prefer habitats with plenty of shrubs or low trees such as dry or moist forests’ understory areas, woodland edges on hillsides or mountain slopes up to 2400 meters high.
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulets feed mainly on insects such as grasshoppers but are known to eat spiders too when necessary for extra protein intake while molting their feathers during fall migration periods lasting about two months from September until November every year!
Despite being small birds with no remarkable physical traits except for their lack of bristles around the base of their bills which they use to catch prey items quickly without interference from any obstacles like hairs getting caught in them; these tiny creatures have learned to adapt well to different environments by changing diets depending upon what’s available at each location visited annually!
Another interesting fact about these little guys is that they usually lay one egg per clutch rather than more like other flycatcher species. They also tend to stick around the same areas year after year, defending territories of roughly two hectares for up to a decade or even longer!