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Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum

  • © John van Dort

The Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet is a small flycatcher of tropical forests in eastern Central America.  It is typically found high within forests, often in the canopy, and is fairly common within its range from Mexico south and east to Costa Rica.  Among the small flycatchers within its range, the Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet's all-yellow underparts, obvious white supercilium, tiny bill and short tail are distinctive.  Because it usually stays near the canopy, the species can be located most easily by listening for its song, a rapid series of high, nasal, descending notes.

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© Paul A. Schwartz

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

Recommended Citation

Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet (Ornithion semiflavum), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: