Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Warbling Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris)


French: Doradite babillarde German: Braunrücken-Sumpftyrann Spanish: Doradito común

A[lecturus]. flaviventris

d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye

, 1837,

Corrientes, Argentina


Until recently included P. citreola. Monotypic.


N & E Argentina (S to Buenos Aires), Uruguay and SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul); in non-breeding season N to Paraguay, where perhaps also breeds#R.

Descriptive notes

11–11·7 cm; 7–8 g (report of 24 g surely erroneous). Male is dull olive-brown above, crown rufescent, lores and cheeks dusky; wings like back, wing-coverts and flight-... read more


A series of gentle and somewhat disjointed-sounding, high-pitched, staccato and squeaky notes,... read more


Reedbeds, freshwater marshes, sawgrass (Cortaderia, e.g. C. selloana) marshes,... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, but no specific information. Forages alone or in pairs or family groups, mostly deep inside marsh vegetation; shy and... read more


Season Sept–Jan. Nest a loosely woven cup of fine straw or rush fibres attached to vertical marsh vegetation. Clutch 2–4 creamy... read more


Populations breeding in extreme S of range migrate N in austral winter, with, for example, birds... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally uncommon to locally fairly common, and known from several protected areas, including national parks and nature reserves. In... read more

Recommended citation

Bostwick, K. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Warbling Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris). 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 27 January 2020).