Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Endangered

Urich's Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias urichi)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau d’Urich German: Urichkleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito de Paria
Taxonomy:

Mecocerculus urichi

Chapman

, 1899,

Quebrada Seca, Sucre, Venezuela

.

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

Distribution:

NE Venezuela in mountains in NE Anzoátegui, Sucre (including Paria Peninsula) and N Monagas.

Descriptive notes

11·5 cm. Plumage is bright olive from forehead to rump, crown feathers slightly tipped dusky to greyish; lores and narrow supercilium whitish; wings dusky, two broad wingbars... read more

Voice

Not documented.

Habitat

Humid upper tropical montane forest; typically at 900–1100 m, occasionally down to 800 m.

Food and feeding

Almost unknown. Observed to forage at forest edge, at mid-height in a tree 10–15 m tall; gleaned insect prey from underside of leaves... read more

Breeding

Unknown.

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Rare and almost unknown in life. Specimens from four sites in Macizo de Turimiquire, and a few recent observations, all near Caripe; a 1993 sight record from... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Urich's Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias urichi). 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/57125 on 14 December 2019).