Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)


Yungas Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias weedeni)


French: Tyranneau de Weeden German: Yungaskleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito de las yungas

Phyllomyias weedeni

Herzog et al.

, 2008,

Cerro Asunta Pata, 60 km ENE of Charazani (approximately 15°03’ S, 68°29’ W), 1150 m, La Paz, Bolivia


Cryptic species, previously overlooked or included under P. fasciatus; thought to be closest to P. fasciatus#R, and may eventually be found to be related to P. griseiceps. Monotypic.


E Andean foothill ridges in extreme SE Peru (extreme SE Puno) and NW Bolivia (La Paz, SW Beni, W Cochabamba).

Descriptive notes

c. 11–11·5 cm. Forehead to nape dark olive-grey with drab feather centres (giving slightly mottled appearance); upperparts yellow-olive, becoming slightly paler... read more


Song a slightly accelerating series of 3–5 whistled notes successively dropping in pitch,... read more


Upper canopy of humid and semi-humid foothill and lower montane forest, at 700–1200 m. Prefers... read more

Food and feeding

Foraging appears to consist of short aerial sallies to catch flying insects. Usually seen in pairs.


No information.


Probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Lower Yungas EBA. Estimated population small, thought to number far fewer than 10,000 mature... read more

Recommended citation

Fjeldså, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Yungas Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias weedeni). 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 6 December 2019).