Golden-faced Tyrannulet Zimmerius chrysops

  • © Arthur Grosset

The Golden-faced Tyrannulet is the most widely distributed of the genus Zimmerius in the Andes, from northwest Venezuela to northern Peru, with a disjunct population (Zimmerius chrysops cumanensis) in northeast Venezuela. Another taxon traditionally included within this species was recently separated at the specific level, as Choco Tyrannulet (Zimmerius albigularis), while a third taxon Zimmerius chrysops flavidifrons is sometimes also treated as a species (Loja Tyrannulet). All of these taxa are fundamentally olive-green above with a yellow face centered on the lores, paler underparts, and narrow yellow fringes to some of the wing feathers. They also all inhabit humid forest, borders, and tall second growth, and are usually seen in the tops of trees, where they regularly perch in the open.

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

Recommended Citation

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