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Photo by Dave B Smith
Aripo Savannah, Trinidad February 2011
Tyrannopsis sulphurea


20.3cm. Dark grey head and neck, concealed yellow crown stripe, olive upperparts, brown wings and tail, yellow underparts with a greenish tint to the upper breast and a white throat. The black bill is short and broad. There are streaks on side of breast and throat.


Trinidad, the Guianas and Venezuela south to Amazonian Peru, northern Bolivia and Brazil.


This is a monotypic species1. The species is in its own genus because of its bird voicebox anatomy, the syrinx.




It builds an open cup nest of sticks in the crown of a Moriche Palm; 2 cream-coloured eggs blotched with brown are laid.

It hawks insects and also eats berries.


  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019

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