Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina
Brazilian name: Bagageiro
|Chapada de Araripe,
The Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet is distributed from Panama south into a large part of South America north of central Argentina but is missing from the Andes and coastal south-east Brazil.
|It is found in scrub,
cerrado, deciduous and gallery forest as well as forest
margins and gardens. It feeds on insects and small fruits and is
often seen perching upright while hunting.
It is olive-brown above with whitish or cinnamon wing-bars and edging to the flight feathers. It has a broad but weak creamy supercilium.
|Below is pale grey moving to
pale yellow on the belly. The legs are grey and the bill is horn
coloured with pink at the base of the lower mandible.
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
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