Yellow Tyrannulet (Capsiempis flaveola)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Ecuador

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Regua, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~11.5 cm (4.5 in). The Yellow Tyrannulet has yellow-olive upperparts. The wing coverts are gray edged with yellowish on the tips and sides giving the impression of poorly defined wing bars. It has characteristic yellow lores and superciliary. It often shows a yellowish eye-ring. The underparts are yellow with an olive tinge. It forages in riverside scrub, bamboo thickets, and other types of young second growth.

Status: The Yellow Tyrannulet is uncommon to rare and local in Amazonia and along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Moscareta Amarilla.

Sub-species: Yellow Tyrannulet (Capsiempis flaveola cerula), Wetmore, 1939.

Meaning of Name: Capsiempis: Gr. kapto, kapso= to gulp down and empis, empidos= mosquito, gnat. flaveola: L. flavus= golden, yellow, flaveolus= yellowish.

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Distribution Map


    • 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 03/01/2016.