Choco Tyrannulet Zimmerius albigularis

  • © Rob Gowan

Recently separated from the much more widespread Golden-faced Tyrannulet (Zimmerius chrysops) on the evidence of genetic and other data, the present species is, as its name suggests, endemic to the Chocó bioregion. It is generally common and is found from southwest Colombia to western Ecuador, usually in humid forest and borders at elevations below 1500 m. Like other ‘golden-faced’ tyrannulets, this species is usually observed in pairs, and there regularly join mixed-species flocks, foraging for insects and small fruits (including mistletoes). The birds frequently cock their tails and feed in the outer foliage of trees, facilitating observations.

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© Paul Coopmans

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Choco Tyrannulet (Zimmerius albigularis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: