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Ornithion inerme

White-lored Tyrannulet

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Hope Batcheller

Ornithion inerme

Manaus/AM, Brazil; 21 November 2010 © Anselmo d'Affonseca

Far more frequently detected by voice than sight, White-lored Tyrannulet occurs throughout most of Amazonia and parts of coastal Brazil. Their song is a series of four or five piercing notes that accelerate slightly: pweee, pweet, weeet, weeet, weet. This species often join mixed foraging flocks as individuals or pairs, and generally stays in the canopy near forest edges. They feed by gleaning insects from foliage. Though similar in appearance to other tyrannulets, White-lored has a white supercillium and wingbars made of distinct white spots.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Hope Batcheller. 2012. White-lored Tyrannulet (Ornithion inerme), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Tropical lowland evergreen forest edge
  • Foraging Strata:Canopy
  • Foraging Behavior:Glean
  • Diet:Terrestrial invertebrates
  • Sociality:Solitary
  • Mating System:---
  • Nest Form:Undescribed
  • Clutch: -
  • IUCN Status:Least Concern