|Southern Beardless Tyrannulet
Camptostoma obsoletum Brazilian name: Risadinha
Colombian name: Tiranuelo Silbador
|Brazil, Colombia and Peru
The Southern Beardless Tyrannulet is found throughout most of tropical and sub-tropical South America except down the west coast south of Peru. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
It inhabits a wide variety of habitats and is absent only from extensive forest.
|It has a bushy crest and two well-marked wing-bars which can vary in colour from dull white to cinnamon depending on the sub-species involved. There is a narrow eye-ring and a weak whitish eyebrow above a "sleepy-looking" eye. The throat is whitish becoming grey on the chest and yellowish on the belly.|
|It is generally easy to see as it forages on foliage
gleaning its prey like a warbler.
Photos 1 to 3 were taken at Tamandaré, Pernambuco, Brazil and show the rather greyer sub-species C. o. cinarescens. Photo 4 was taken at Minca in the foothills of the Santa Marta mountains and shows the sub-species C. o. pusillum.
|Photo 5 from the north-west of Peru shows the sub-species C. o. sclateri|
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