Mottle-cheeked tyrannulet

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Mottle-cheeked tyrannulet
Igerito Phylloscartes ventralis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Phylloscartes
Species: P. ventralis
Binomial name
Phylloscartes ventralis
(Temminck, 1824)

The mottle-cheeked tyrannulet (Phylloscartes ventralis) is a generally common, small species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It occurs in two disjunct populations, one associated with montane Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, north-eastern Argentina and Uruguay, and another found in forest growing on the east Andean slope in Peru, Bolivia and north-western Argentina. A very active bird usually seen with its tail held cocked.