Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Ecuadorian Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes gualaquizae)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau d’Équateur German: Graukronen-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito ecuatoriano
Taxonomy:

Pogonotriccus gualaquizæ

P. L. Sclater

, 1887,

Gualaquiza, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

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Originally placed in Pogonotriccus, but behaviour typical of present genus, with which Pogonotriccus was for a time merged. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Forested E Andes of Colombia (Cauca, Putumayo, Nariño), Ecuador (S from N Sucumbíos and W Napo) and N Peru (San Martín).

Descriptive notes

11·5 cm; 8 g. Has grey crown, indistinct whitish supercilium and eyering; face and auriculars pale yellow to whitish, indistinct blackish auricular crescent; upperparts olive... read more

Voice

High and thin, including single thin “feeee”, and thin wheezy trill that descends, ascends, then... read more

Habitat

Humid montane and upper tropical forest in Andean foothills, mainly below mossy cloud-forest zone;... read more

Food and feeding

Little known. Diet probably arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs, almost always with mixed-species flocks, very high in canopy of tall... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Ecuador-Peru East Andes EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common; often overlooked. Range possibly extends N into... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Ecuadorian Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes gualaquizae). 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/57218 on 12 December 2019).