Rufous-browed Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes superciliaris)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Risaralda, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (4.7 in). The Rufous-browed Tyrannulet has a greenish-gray mantle. The crown is gray with pale grayish sides of the head. It has a thin rufous superciliary and pale cheeks outlined with black. The bill is blackish. The wing coverts are dusky margined with yellowish without noticeable wing bars. It forages in the canopy of humid montane forests. It is similar to the Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet but is distinguished by having a gray crown and nape, rufous superciliary, and whitish cheeks outlined with black.

Status: The Rufous-browed Tyrannulet is fairly common but very local known to occur in extreme northeast Peru at elevations ranging between 1400-1800 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Moscareta de Ceja Rufa.

Sub-species: Rufous-browed Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes superciliaris griseocapillus), Phelps and Phelps, Jr., 1952.

Meaning of Name: Phylloscartes: Gr. phullon = leaf and skairo= to skip, to dance. superciliaris: L. supercilium= eyebrow, superciliaris= eye-browed.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.