Rough-legged Tyrannulet Phyllomyias burmeisteri

  • © Fabio Rage

The Rough-legged Tyrannulet exhibits a curiously disjunct distribution, in the southern Atlantic Forest, parts of the Andes from Argentina to Venezuela, and southern Central America, although the latter population is sometimes separated as White-fronted Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias zeledoni). Genetic, vocal, and other studies are urgently needed to adequately resolve the species’ taxonomy. This tyrannulet is olive above, sometimes with a gray crown, and two yellowish wing bars, a slightly gray-grizzled ear coverts, and largely pale yellowish underparts. The species inhabits humid forest and old second growth at elevations below approximately 1850 m.

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Song (Zeledon's)

© Andrew Spencer

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

Recommended Citation

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