Chapman's Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes chapmani


The Chapman’s Bristle-Tyrant, named for the great American student of Neotropical birds, Frank M. Chapman, is confined to pantepui of southern Venezuela, as well as in neighboring northernmost Brazil and western Guyana, a region that particularly fascinated Chapman during the latter part of his career. It is the only bristle-tyrant in this region, and its broad rufous-buff wingbars should make it readily identified, while the lack of a gray crown differentiates it from any other member of the subgenus Pogonotriccus. Chapman’s Bristle-Tyrant is generally found in humid montane forest on the slopes of the tepuis, especially at 1000–2000 m, but most aspects of the species’ behavior and ecology are very poorly understood, other than that it forages alone or in pairs, and frequently within mixed-species flocks.

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

Recommended Citation

Chapman's Bristle-Tyrant (Phylloscartes chapmani), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: