|Restinga Tyrannulet Phylloscartes kronei
|Santa Catarina, Brazil
The Restinga Tyrannulet was only described in 1992 (by E. O. Willis and Y. Oniki, Bull. B.O.C. 112(3): 158-165, 1992). It is endemic to south-east Brazil. See the distribution map at xeno-canto.
|It is found in the fragmented and threatened restinga habitat. This is lowish and thin woodland on sandy soils behind the coast which is almost inevitably under threat from the increasing demand for holiday homes, etc..|
|The Restinga Tyrannulet is a small greenish flycatcher with two yellowish wing-bars, a dark bill with pinkish
lower mandible, yellowish underparts with darkish streaks on the flanks and more green across the breast. It also has a faint yellowish eye-brow and
a thin, dark eye-stripe.
Jeremy Minns recorded the bird in photo 1 in July 2001
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