Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Critically Endangered

Alagoas Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes ceciliae)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau de Cecilia German: Alagoaslaubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito de Alagoas
Taxonomy:

Phylloscartes ceciliae

Teixeira

, 1987,

Serra Branca, Murici County, Alagoas, Brazil

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Pernambuco and NE Alagoas, in NE Brazil.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm; 7–8 g. Plumage is dark olive-green above; whitish supercilium, spot below eye and auriculars, auriculars and eye spot bordered by ashy black “... read more

Voice

Peeping sequence of “dju” notes, sometimes sharper and faster, “ururut, ururut... read more

Habitat

Remnant highland evergreen forest, also mature second growth, in Atlantic Forest region; 400–... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Often joins mixed-species flocks containing other tyrannids, furnariids, dendrocolaptids and antbirds (Thamnophilidae). Forages... read more

Breeding

Not documented; moult cycle of the few specimens suggests breeding between Sept and Feb.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Slope of Alagoas and Pernambuco EBA. Locally fairly common, although fewer than 250 mature individuals... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Alagoas Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes ceciliae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57220 on 26 June 2019).