Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Oustalet's Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes oustaleti)


French: Tyranneau d’Oustalet German: Gelbohr-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito de Oustalet

Leptopogon oustaleti

P. L. Sclater

, 1887,

“Bogota”; error = probably Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




Coastal forests of E Brazil from S Bahia S to E Santa Catarina.

Descriptive notes

12 cm; 9·4–10·5 g. Plumage is olive above, crown same colour as back; lores yellowish, connecting with prominent, broad yellow eyering; face bright yellow... read more


Soft two-note or three-note call, “ku-dut” or “ku-dut-dut”.


Humid tropical and upper tropical forest, mainly in interior, only occasionally along dense forest... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods, mainly insects, but also spiders; at a nest in Santa Catarina (see Breeding) chicks were fed adult lepidopterans, lepidopteran... read more


Season probably mainly Sept–Dec, but just one nest described in detail to date, in state of Santa Catarina in mid Dec, at the edge of... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Locally uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Oustalet's Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes oustaleti). 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 18 January 2020).