Southern Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes eximius

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of Southern Bristle-Tyrant is a short, thin, rapid trill, which ends abruptly and emphatically. The frequency of the trill rises slightly as it progresses, before descending again at the end. The species apparently has two songs, one composed of sharper notes and another consisting of less acute notes with a shorter time interval.

Calls are very short notes.

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Southern Bristle-Tyrant can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

At very close range, it is sometimes possible to hear a whirring sound from the wings during short flights (at seconds 0:19 and 0:28).

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.