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Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet Phyllomyias uropygialis


The Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet is a lovely flycatcher of the northern Andes.  Found from western Venezuela south to Bolivia, the species lives in forest and edge habitats from 1800 to 3100 meters in elevation.  This is a striking species, olive-brown above with a black cap, white supercilium, and short black bill, cinnamon rump and tail edging, black wings with two buffy wing bars, gray throat and chest, and yellow belly and crissum.  The species can be found by listening for its high, thin, two-part call which it gives while foraging solitarily or within mixed flocks.

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Recommended Citation

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