Gray-capped Tyrannulet Phyllomyias griseocapilla

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The Gray-capped Tyrannulet is a small flycatcher endemic to eastern Brazil.  The species is found in edge habitats and scrub below 1600 meters in elevation.  It has a blue-gray cap, pale gray face, olive upperparts with black wings with coverts and flight feathers edged yellowish, olive chest, yellow flanks, and white belly.  A member of the genus Phyllomyias, this is a difficult species to identify as there are a number of similar species; however, it is more brightly marked than most of its congeners.  Found both on its own as well as in mixed flocks, the Gray-capped Tyrannulet can sometimes be detected by its quiet, mellow whistled call, though it is often silent.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
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Recommended Citation

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