Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Olive-green Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes virescens)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau verdâtre German: Guyanalaubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito verdoso
Taxonomy:

Phylloscartes virescens

Todd

, 1925,

Pied Saut, French Guiana

.

See P. flavovirens. Monotypic.

Distribution:

The Guianas and NE Amazonian Brazil (N of Amazon from R Negro to Amapá; recently found also S of Amazon in NE Pará#R#R).

Descriptive notes

12 cm; 8 g. Plumage is olive above, crown same colour as back; supraloral region faintly yellowish-white, connecting with prominent yellowish eyering; face yellowish-green;... read more

Voice

Song, by both members of foraging pair, a series of high, reedy notes preceded by louder,... read more

Habitat

Canopy and borders of humid evergreen forest, usually high in primary forest but occasionally in... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Usually joins mixed-species flocks containing greenlets (Hylophilus), tanagers (Thraupidae), antbirds (Thamnophilidae... read more

Breeding

No data. Season probably Dec–Mar.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Rare; perhaps often overlooked. Occurs in Brownsberg Nature Park, in Surinam; numerous recent sight records from near Manaus, in Brazil. Poorly known... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Olive-green Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes virescens). 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/57217 on 26 June 2019).