Wild Birds

Yellow-olive Flatbill or Yellow-olive Flycatcher

The Yellow-olive Flatbill or Yellow-olive Flycatcher (Tolmomyias sulphurescens) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family.

Distribution / Range

Yellow-olive Flycatcher is found in tropical and subtropical forests and woodland in Central and South America, but over its range, there are significant variations in plumage, iris-colour, and voice, leading to speculations that more than one species is involved.


Its plumage is overall greenish-yellow, the lores are whitish, the crown is often greyish and some subspecies have a dusky patch on the auriculars.

The flatbill is black above and pale pinkish or greyish below; similar to the Yellow-margined Flatbill, but unlike the Grey-crowned Flatbill.


  1. Gill, F., Wright, M. and Donsker, D. (2009). IOC World Bird Names (version 2.2). Available at https://www.worldbirdnames.org/ Accessed 30 August 2009

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