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Ashy-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias cinereiceps

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The Ashy-headed Tyrannulet is a small flycatcher of montane northwestern South America.  Distributed from Colombia south to southern Peru, the species inhabits canopy and middle levels of humid Andean forest between 1400 and 2700 meters in elevation.  It is olive above with a blue-gray cap, black auricular border framed in white, white superciliary, and yellow underparts with a dingy olive chest.  Ashy-headed Tyrannulet is stocky for a member of the genus Phyllomyias and often perches upright.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Ashy-headed Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias cinereiceps), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: