Yungas Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias weedeni)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pilon-Lajas, Bolivia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pilon-Lajas, Bolivia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Puno, Peru

yungas_tyrannulet
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pilon-Lajas, Bolivia


Identification & Behavior: ~10 cm (4 in). The Yungas Tyrannulet has olive back with a grayish crown. It has a pale and thin eyebrow. The bill is black. The wing coverts are gray and broadly edged with olive-brown. The throat is grayish and grades to yellow towards the rest of the underparts. It is similar to the Sclater’s Tyrannulet but is distinguished by having wing coverts broadly edged with olive-brown. The Yungas Tyrannulet is known to forage in the canopy of humid montane forests. Also, see the Buff-banded Tyrannulet.

Status: The Yungas Tyrannulet is rare on the east slope of the extreme southeast Andes at elevations ranging between 900-1200 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Moscareta de Yungas.

Sub-species: Yungas Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias weedeni Herzog), Kessler, and Balderrama, 2008.

Meaning of Name: Phyllomyias: Gr. phullon= leaf and myias=  flycatcher. weedeni: In honor of Alan Weeden (b. 1924) US businessman, philanthropist, conservationist.

See more of the Family Tyrannidae  peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.