Birds of Colombia

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


Choco Tyrannulet
Choco Tyrannulet (Zimmerius albigularis)
Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha province, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Very similar to [Golden-faced Tyrannulet]. Vocal and DNA differences. Usually has a lighter eye, but apparently this is not guaranteed.

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.

Spectacled Tyrannulet
Spectacled Tyrannulet (Zimmerius improbus improbus)
Perijá Mountains, Manaure, Cesar, Colombia  
   

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