Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Serra do Mar Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes difficilis)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau des Ihering German: Olivgrau-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito de Serra do Mar
Taxonomy:

Guracava difficilis

H. von Ihering and R. von Ihering

, 1907,

Campos do Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Brazil from SE Minas Gerais and SW Espírito Santo S to NE Rio Grande do Sul.

Descriptive notes

11–11·5 cm; c. 7–8 g. Plumage is bright olive above, with prominent white eyering and supraloral stripe, bordered below by blackish lores and area below... read more

Voice

Rapid chatter of thin, rather harsh notes.

Habitat

Humid montane forest and its shrubby borders, from 950 m to 2150 m.

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs, only rarely with mixed-species flocks, in understorey and dense growth of humid vegetation.... read more

Breeding

No data. Season presumably Sept–Jan. Fledgling recorded in Dec.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Mountains EBA. Uncommon. Observed regularly in Itatiaia... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. & Bonan, A. (2020). Serra do Mar Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes difficilis). 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/57228 on 18 January 2020).