Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-browed Tyrant (Satrapa icterophrys)


French: Moucherolle à sourcils jaunes German: Goldbrauentyrann Spanish: Mosquero cejiamarillo

Muscicapa icterophrys


, 1818,





Locally in C Venezuela, also N & E Bolivia and C & E Brazil S to N & NE Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay; S populations also move N to S part of Amazon Basin in non-breeding season.

Descriptive notes

15–16·5 cm; 20 g. Has conspicuous and contrasting bright yellow supercilium and dark greyish-olive mask, crown and nape; upperparts dark olive; wings dusky black, two... read more


Normally silent; very mild but sharp “whee” heard, also very low double “cheep” during brood-... read more


Semi-open edges of forests, lakes, fields and marshy areas. Mostly below 500 m N of R Orinoco;... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Usually singly, less often in pairs. Perches with upright posture on bushes, hedgerows or trees; makes short sallies or, more... read more


Jun–Sept in Venezuela (fledging period in Sept), Oct–Jan in Brazil and Bolivia and Aug–Feb in Argentina. Nest a shallow... read more


Austral migrant. Post-breeding retreat from S breeding areas, generally wintering N closer to... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common; locally common. Typically breeds in habitats of human-populated areas, but occurs also in many national parks and other... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Langham, G. (2019). Yellow-browed Tyrant (Satrapa icterophrys). 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 13 December 2019).