French: Tyranneau flavéole German: Zitronentyrann Spanish: Mosquerito amarillo
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
Subspecies and Distribution
C. f. semiflava
(Lawrence, 1865) – SE Nicaragua S to EC Panama, including Coiba I; recently reported, status uncertain, in E Honduras#R.
C. f. leucophrys
Berlepsch, 1907 – NC Colombia (Sucre E to Magdalena Valley) and NW Venezuela (base of Sierra de Perijá S to Táchira and W Mérida, and SW Lara).
C. f. magnirostris
E. J. O. Hartert, 1898 – SW Ecuador (W Pichincha S to Guayas and El Oro).
C. f. cerula
Wetmore, 1939 – locally E of Andes in Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, N Brazil (NW Amazonas and R Branco E to Amapá), NE Ecuador, NE & SE Peru and N Bolivia.
C. f. flaveola
(M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) – SE Bolivia (Santa Cruz) E to E & SE Brazil (Paraíba S to Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
11·5 cm; 8 g. Relatively long-billed tyrannid with upper mandible somewhat curved. Nominate race has prominent bright yellow supercilium, bright yellow broken eyering; dark... read more
Extremely vocal, with variety of pleasant whistled or jumbled sputtery notes, mellow single or... read more
Humid lowland habitats away from tall forest; dense thickets, vine tangles and bamboo stands,... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects; occasionally small fruits and berries. Almost always forages in pairs or in family groups of 3–4 individuals, rarely... read more
Apparently in virtually all months in Costa Rica, and perhaps also in Panama (nest found in Sept); Apr–May in Colombia and Jul... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to common. Occurs in many national parks and other protected areas throughout its extensive range, e.g. Río Negro... read more
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