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Southern Beardless Tyrannulet - Camptostoma obsoletum


 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Tyrannidae
 Genus:  Camptostoma
ICUN Redlist - World Status: Least ConcernLeast Concern



southern beardless tyrannuletThe southern beardless tyrannulet is a small flycatcher 4-5 inches in length. It is grayish-green on its upperparts. It has a grayish throat and a yellowish breast and belly. It has brown wings with two whitish, yellowish, or rusty wing bars. Males and females look alike.


mapThe southern beardless tyrannulet breeds from Costa Rica south to Argentina.


southern beardless tyrannulet

The southern beardless tyrannulet is found in lightly forested areas, cultivated areas, and gardens.





The southern beardless tyrannulet catches insects in flight and also plucks them off vegetation.

Life Cycle

The female lays 2-3 eggs in a domed nest. The female incubates the eggs for 14-16 days. The chicks fledge when they are 17 days old.


The southern beardless tyrannulet often sits with its tail cocked up. It calls out with a high "wheer" call.

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