Tyrannulet Phylloscartes ventralis
Brazilian name: borboletinha-do-mato
|Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro,
The Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet is distributed in south-east Brazil, Uruguay, north-east Argentina and eastern Paraguay with a disjunct population in the foothills of the Andes from northern Peru to north-west Argentina.
|It is found in the canopy and
borders of montane and humid forest and in secondary growth.
All Phylloscartes have relatively long-tails, long, slender bills and perch horizontally with their tails cocked up.
|The Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet has a white line above the eye and a white eye-ring with a darkish line through the eye and some mottling on the cheeks though this is not as noticeable as the name suggests. Upperparts are olive with 2 prominent yellow wing-bars and yellow edging to the wing feathers. Below is pale yellow with white on the throat and a faint olive breast band.|
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.|
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