Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-green Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes flavovirens)


French: Tyranneau jaune-vert German: Panamalaubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito verdiamarillo

Leptopogon flavovirens


, 1862,

Panama Railroad, Panama


Close to P. ventralis and P. virescens, and all formerly treated as conspecific, though voices differ#R; more recently described taxa P. beckeri and P. kronei apparently also belong with this group. Monotypic.


E Panama, mainly on Pacific slope, from Canal Zone E to Darién.

Descriptive notes

12 cm; 8 g. Plumage is olive above, crown same colour as back; supral­oral region faintly grizzled whitish and connecting with prominent white eyering; lores and narrow... read more


Short, high “pweet!” or “ptwit!”, sometimes followed by short chatter of high, thin notes.


Montane evergreen forest, from 900 m to 2000 m, occasionally to borders of upper tropical forest,... read more

Food and feeding

Arthopods. Forages very actively in humid forest canopy, usually in mixed-species flocks. Perches horizontally, tail carried nearly... read more


No published information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Not well known. Regularly observed on Chiva Chiva road and at Madden Lake; possibly occurs also across Panama... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Yellow-green Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes flavovirens). 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 12 December 2019).