IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Biology

The rufous-sided pygmy tyrant spends its time searching for food in pairs, usually in grass or low shrubs, and occasionally down on the ground, where it feeds on arthropods and small fruits (2). There has been nothing recorded about the breeding behaviour of this species, but other tyrant flycatchers lay two or three eggs, which are incubated by the female for 14 to 20 days, and the nestlings fledge after 14 to 23 days (5).

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