Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Ecuadorian Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes gualaquizae)


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

Pogonotriccus gualaquizæ

P. L. Sclater

, 1887,

Gualaquiza, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador


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


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


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


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


No information.



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 on 12 December 2019).