Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Reiser's Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias reiseri)


French: Tyranneau de Reiser German: Reiserkleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito de Reiser

Phyllomyias reiseri


, 1905,

Grotão, Piauí, Brazil


See P. virescens; probably closest to P. urichi. Monotypic.


EC Brazil (S Piauí and S Tocantins to W Minas Gerais, S Goiás and C Mato Grosso do Sul) and EC Paraguay (Concepción).

Descriptive notes

11·5 cm; 7–8 g. Bright yellow-green tyrannulet. Plumage is bright olive from forehead to rump, crown feathers faintly tipped greyish; lores, narrow supercilium and... read more


A series of rough, liquid notes moving down the scale, “briu-briu-briu-briu-briu-briu-briu”.


Tropical dry forest and gallery forest.

Food and feeding

Little known. Apparently forages in canopy and along edges of dry to semi-deciduous forest trees.


No data.


Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Poorly known. Rare to uncommon and very local cerrado endemic. Known from c. 15 widely dispersed localities in interior E... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Reiser's Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias reiseri). 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 13 December 2019).