French: Tyranneau fascié German: Planaltokleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito oliváceo
Jaguacara, Bahia, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. cearae
Hellmayr, 1927 – Ceara Tyrannulet – NE Brazil (Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte S to Sergipe).
P. f. fasciatus
(Thunberg, 1822) – Planalto Tyrannulet – E Brazil (E Pará, Maranhão and W Bahia S to S Mato Grosso and S Goiás) and extreme NE Bolivia (Santa Cruz).
P. f. brevirostris
(Spix, 1825) – SE Brazil (Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo to Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
11–11·5 cm. Dull, very small-billed tyrannulet. Nominate race is greyish-olive to brownish-olive above, darker grey on crown; supraloral stripe and eyering whitish;... read more
Calls frequently, a soft, leisurely whistle usually of three syllables of same length but gently... read more
Humid tropical evergreen forest, less often semi-deciduous woodland and gallery forest; sea-level... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, also small fruits. Forages singly or in pairs, rather high in canopy, tail held partially cocked; often with mixed-species flocks... read more
Sept–Feb, nest found in Nov, in SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul). Group display involves 3–4 or more individuals nervously hopping... read more
Apparently present only in austral summer (Sept–Mar/Apr) in SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul),... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to locally common in much of its relatively large range. Occurs in several protected areas, including Noel Kempff Mercado National Park... read more
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