White-throated Tyrannulet Mecocerculus leucophrys

  • © José Almir Jacomelli

The White-throated Tyrannulet is one the quintissential birds of elfin forest and upper montane evergreen forest in the Andes: pairs or small bands of this flycatcher are a regular member of mixed-species flocks, from the coast ranges of Venezuela all the way south to northwestern Argentina. This species could have been named the "Puffy-throated Tyrannulet:" not only is the throat conspicuously white, but it also often has a puffed-out appearance.

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

Recommended Citation

White-throated Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus leucophrys), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whttyr2