Guatemalan Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Andrew W. Jones

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Literature discussions of the vocalizations of Zimmerius vilissimus usually do not distinguish between Guatemalan Tyrannulet and what now is recognized as a separate species, Mistletoe Tyrannulet (Zimmerius parvus). A description of the call as "a clear, slightly ringing to plaintive peeu or pyeu" (Howell and Webb 1995) must refer to Guatemalan Tyrannulet. A dawn song has not been described for Guatemalan Tyrannulet, although it probably has one; a dawn song has been documented for Mistletoe Tyrannulet (Skutch 1960).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Guatemalan Tyrannulet can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Jones, A. W. (2018). Guatemalan Tyrannulet (Zimmerius vilissimus), version 2.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.