Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Zimmerius (6 species, 15 worldwide)


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Choco Tyrannulet (Zimmerius albigularis)
   


Very similar to Golden-faced Tyrannulet. Supposed to be whiter. Vocal differences.

Golden-faced Tyrannulet
Golden-faced Tyrannulet (Zimmerius chrysops)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   


Slender-footed Tyrannulet
Slender-footed Tyrannulet (Zimmerius gracilipes gracilipes)
Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia  
   

Slender-footed Tyrannulet
Slender-footed Tyrannulet (Zimmerius gracilipes gracilipes)
Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia  
   

An amazing nest-builder. Note light colored eye.

Specious Tyrannulet
Specious Tyrannulet (Zimmerius improbus improbus)
Perij√° Mountains, Manaure, Cesar, Colombia  
   

Once called the Venezuelan Tyrannulet, but those in the Santa Marta and Perija mountain ranges are now called Specious Tyrannulet. Found at higher altitudes than other Zimmerius in its range (Golden-faced and Coopmans's Tyrannulet).

Coopmans's Tyrannulet
Coopmans's Tyrannulet (Zimmerius minimus minimus)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia  
   

Similar to, and split from the Golden-faced Tyrannulet, but even smaller. In the range of the Specious Tyrannulet, which includes Santa Marta and Perija, Coopman's is found at lower altitudes.

Mistletoe Tyrannulet
Mistletoe Tyrannulet (Zimmerius parvus)
Guadalupe, Panama  
   

Split from the Paltry Tyrannulet found further north mainly because of smaller size and vocal differences.


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