Southern Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes eximius

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Vinicius R. Tonetti and Marco A. Pizo
  • © Bruno Rennó

Southern Bristle-Tyrant is a small tyrant flycatcher that is endemic to the Atlantic Forest region of South America. In most of its range this species is restricted to montane areas, at ca 800-1700 m, but at the southern limit of its distribution, such as in southeastern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina, it occurs down to 100 m. Southern Bristle-Tyrant generally is uncommon, and its IUCN Red List conservation status is assessed as Near Threatened. This species also is poorly known, although recent field work in São Paulo has filled in some gaps in our knowledge of its natural history.


© Davis Finch

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

Recommended Citation

Tonetti, V. R. and M. A. Pizo (2019). Southern Bristle-Tyrant (Phylloscartes eximius), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.