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Greenish Tyrannulet - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Fritz73
Mocona, Misiones, Argentina, 2004
Phyllomyias virescens


Photo by Xyko Paludo
Bocaiúva do Sul, PR, Brazil, November 2017

12 cm (4¾ in)

  • Bright olive upperparts
  • Dusky wings
  • Longish tail


South America found from south-eastern Brazil (Espírito Santo) to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid tropical evergreen forest and forest edges at heights around 1000 m.



There is very little known about their diet. They feed at all levels in the trees, from around 2m upwards.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)

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