The Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet (Phaeomyias murina) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family, the tyrant flycatchers. It is the only species, (monotypic), within the genus Phaeomyias.
It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and extreme northern Argentina; also in southern Central America in Costa Rica and Panama.
It is a bird of northern and central South America, in the Guianas, Amazon Basin, the Orinoco River Basin, Cerrado, and the the Caatinga; it is only absent from the Andes region, southeastern Colombia, and the upper Orinoco drainage adjacent to the northwestern Amazon Basin; also regions of western Venezuela and southeast coastal Brazil.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.
BirdLife International 2004. Phaeomyias murina. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.
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