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Subspecies brevirostris
Photo © by Celso Paris
SE Brazil, 2015
Phyllomyias fasciatus


Subspecies brevirostris
Photo © by jarbas mattos
Campos do Jordão, Brazil, March 2011

11–11·5 cm (4¼-4½ in)

  • Greyish to brownish-olive upperparts
  • Darker grey crown
  • Whitish supraloral stripe and eyering


South America: found in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.



Three subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • P. f. cearae:
  • Eastern Brazil (Ceará and eastern Pernambuco)
  • P. f. fasciatus:
  • Eastern Brazil (Maranhão to south-eastern Mato Grosso and southern Goiás)
  • P. f. brevirostris:


Humid tropical evergreen lowland forests, occasionally semi-deciduous woodland and gallery forests.


They often have their tail cocked.


Their main diet consists of insects and small fruits, gleaned from high up in the canopy. They forage singly or in pairs and in mixed species flocks.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)

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