Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes parkeri)


French: Tyranneau de Parker German: Zimtgesicht-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito de Parker

Phylloscartes parkeri

Fitzpatrick and Stotz

, 1997,

Hacienda Amazonía, Madre de Dios, Peru


Recently described, although long known from single specimen collected in 1899. Forms a group with P. flaviventris (which see). Monotypic.


Forested E Andes from C Peru (Huánuco and Pasco) S to N Bolivia (La Paz, S Beni).

Descriptive notes

12 cm; 8 g. Has medium-grey crown, prominent cinnamon-rufous forehead and supraloral stripe becoming yellow to yellowish-white stripe behind eye; white nasal plumes, rufous... read more


Calls and sings frequently, with high, emphatic “tsit!” notes, occasionally delivered in rapid... read more


Montane evergreen forest, rarely venturing to forest edges; remains in highest portions of canopy... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Stomach contents from SE Peru included 63 identified items, of which beetles (Coleoptera) 38%, homopteran bugs 18%,... read more


Birds with enlarged gonads, and presence of juveniles, in Nov in SE Peru, suggesting breeding Sept–Dec. No other information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Occurs along R Urubamba (below Machu Picchu) and in Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve, in Peru, and Pilón... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes parkeri). 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).