Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)


Restinga Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes kronei)


French: Tyranneau de Krone German: Uferlaubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito de restinga

Phylloscartes kronei

Willis and Oniki

, 1992,

Jardim Europa, Ilha Comprida, São Paulo, Brazil


See P. flavovirens (above). Very similar to P. ventralis and perhaps only a well-marked race of it, but the two have dissimilar voices and different habitats, and occur close to one another in SE Brazil. Monotypic.


Coastal lowlands of SE Brazil from SE São Paulo (including lower banks of R Ribeira) S to NE Rio Grande do Sul#R.

Descriptive notes

12 cm; 8–9 g. Plumage is greenish-olive above, slightly browner on crown, narrow supercilium and eyering yellow, dusky eyeline from lores and above auriculars extending... read more


Frequently repeated “feesee” or “plea”, and twittering rapid song decribed... read more


Coastal sand-ridge and beach woodland (restinga); also found in second-growth habitats on... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Prey include Lepidoptera and Orthoptera; also fruits of Clusia criuva and Ternstroemia brasiliensis.... read more


Nest with two nestlings in Oct and family groups and dependent young observed in Dec suggest breeding season Sept–Dec. Nest oven-... read more



Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Fairly common, but has relatively small range of c. 5500 km². Global population c. 2500... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. & de Juana, E. (2019). Restinga Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes kronei). 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 14 December 2019).