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Photo: firecrest15
La Selva Biological Research Station, Costa Rica, May 2009
Myiothlypis fulvicauda

Basileuterus fulvicauda


13-13.5 cm

  • Dark olive brown upperparts
  • White underparts
  • Grey head
  • Buff supercilium
  • Buff rump, flanks and upper tail
  • Black lower tail

Sexes similar

  • Brown upperparts, head and breast
  • Paler rump


Central and South America
Central America: Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
South America: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil


Formerly placed in genus Basileuterus or in Phaeothlypis.


There are 6 subspecies.

  • M. f. leucopygia:
  • M. f. veraguensis:
  • M. f. semicervina:
  • Tropical eastern Panama (Darién) to south-western Ecuador (El Oro and western Loja)
  • M. f. motacilla:
  • Northern Colombia (upper Magdalena Valley in Tolima and Huila)
  • M. f. fulvicauda::
  • Eastern Colombia to Ecuador, south central Peru (east of the Andes) and western Amazonian Brazil (east to the upper Madeira and upper Teles Pires rivers); populations in northern Bolivia (Pando, La Paz) probably also this subspecies
  • M. f. significans:
  • Tropical south-eastern Peru (Inambari and Tambopata drainages) to north-western Bolivia


Rain forest and forest edges of secondary growth up to 1500m, near water.



Both parents build a domed nest with side entrance; it is placed on a sloping bank. The 2 white eggs are incubated for 16-17 days; the young fledge 13-14 days later.


The diet includes insects, spiders and small invertebrates.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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