Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

White-lored Tyrannulet (Ornithion inerme)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau minute German: Weißzügel-Kleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito moteado
Taxonomy:

O[rnithion]. inerme

Hartlaub

, 1853,

Bahia, Brazil

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Name “O. fasciatum” is a synonym. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E & SE Colombia, S & SE Venezuela and the Guianas S to E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia and N, W & C Brazil (Amazonia E to E Pará and NW Maranhão); also, apparently isolated coastal population in E Brazil (Paraíba S to Rio de Janeiro).

Descriptive notes

8 cm; 6–8 g. Has grey to dark grey crown, white lores and broken eyering (meeting over bill to form narrow “spectacle”); upperparts greyish-olive; wings... read more

Voice

Persistent, piercing series of 4–7 clear piping notes, “peee, dee-dee-deet”,... read more

Habitat

Humid tropical and upper tropical evergreen forest, gallery forest, swamp-forest, várzea... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs; occasionally joins mixed-species flocks. Actively flits from perch to perch in dense foliage,... read more

Breeding

Birds with enlarged gonads, also juveniles seen, in Dec in Peru. Single white egg with brown markings, said to be of this species, measured... read more

Movements

Probably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common; probably often overlooked. Occurs in many national parks and other protected areas throughout its large range,... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). White-lored Tyrannulet (Ornithion inerme). 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/57161 on 22 February 2019).