Sooty-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias griseiceps

  • © Juan José Arango

The Sooty-headed Tyrannulet is a tiny, unassuming flycatcher of northern South America and Panama.  Found from Panama south to lowlands in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil, the species inhabits edge habitats and clearings in humid areas below 1800 meters in elevation.  It is olive above with indistinct pale edging on the wings, a sooty crown with white supercilium, grayish face, white throat, and pale yellowish underparts.  The species is more distinctive vocally, as it gives calls that are rolling and snappy; however this uncommon species is encountered infrequently.

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

Recommended Citation

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