Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)


Bahia Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes beckeri)


French: Tyranneau de Becker German: Bahialaubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito de Bahía

Phylloscartes beckeri

Gonzaga and Pacheco

, 1995,

Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil


See P. flavovirens (above). Monotypic.


Locally in C & S Bahia and NE Minas Gerais, in E Brazil.

Descriptive notes

12 cm; 7·5–9 g. Plumage is bright olive-green above, crown feathers greyish at centre; narrow supraloral stripe and eyering buffy, becoming creamy whitish behind... read more


Short, very soft “tik” contact calls between members of pair, and variable but equally... read more


Primary forest and old secondary evergreen forest in highlands, at 750–1200 m.

Food and feeding

Stomach contents of four specimens contained only insects. Forages actively in canopy and upper edges of tallest trees, almost always in... read more


Not documented. Season probably Sept–Feb.



Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Mountains EBA. Known from only three localities: small forest remnants in Serra do Ouricana (near Boa Nova),... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Bahia Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes beckeri). 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 on 6 December 2019).