Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina

Brazilian name:
Bagageiro
Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet, Chapada de Araripe, Ceará, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image Brazil and Peru

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. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet, Chapada de Araripe, Ceará, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image 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. 
Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet, Chapada de Araripe, Ceará, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image 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.

Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet, Chapada de Araripe, Ceará, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image
Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet, Laguna Ricurirocha, San Martin, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image
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