Sooty tyrannulet

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Sooty tyrannulet
Sooty Tyrannulet (Serpophaga nigricans)-8.jpg
In Entre Rios, Argentina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Serpophaga
Species: S. nigricans
Binomial name
Serpophaga nigricans
(Vieillot, 1817)

The sooty tyrannulet (Serpophaga nigricans) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers. It is small, usually weighing 9 grams with a length of 12 centimeters, and has gray or brownish-grey feathers with black tail feathers.[2] It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay; also southern Paraguay. A small extension of its range is in southeastern Bolivia.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, rivers, and swamps.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Serpophaga nigricans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sooty tyrannulet (Serpophaga nigricans)". Wildscreen Arkive. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 

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