Olive-green Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes virescens)

Olive-green Tyrannulet

Olive-green Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes virescens)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Phylloscartes virescens | [UK] Olive-green Tyrannulet | [FR] Tyranisque vert olive | [DE] Surinam-Laubtyrann | [ES] Orejerito Verdoso | [NL] Surinaamse Looftiran


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

This species is recognized by the olive upperparts, the two yellowish wing-bars, the yellow edgings to the flight and tail feathers and the long tail.

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size min.: 11 cm size max.: 12 cm
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South America : Northeast Amazonia


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It prefers the canopy and borders of humid forest.


No data

Feeding habits

Usually found in miexed-species flocks it forages actively by short sallies for anthropods. Also Hover gleans.


This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Olive-green Tyrannulet status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Olive-green Tyrannulet distribution range map

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