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Peruvian Tyrannulet

From Opus

Alternative name: Tschudi's Tyrannulet

Zimmerius viridiflavus


[edit] Identification

12 cm.

  • Pale yellow loral bands meeting narrowly over bill
  • Pale yellow broken eyering
  • Bright olive auricular patch washed with buff
  • Bright olive upperparts, crown darker olive to greyish-olive
  • Dark dusky wings with bright yellow-green edges
  • Dusky olive tail
  • Pale yellow throat
  • Olive-yellow breast and flanks, flammulated with olive
  • Bright yellow belly

Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.

[edit] Distribution

Found on the eastern slopes of the Andes of Peru (Huánuco to Junín).
An uncommon to fairly common restricted-range species.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Often treated conspecific with Golden-faced Tyrannulet. Formerly also placed in a separate genus, Tyranniscus.

[edit] Habitat

Found in humid montane forest and forest edge, also sometimes in second growth.
Occurs at 1000-2500 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds on insects. Takes probably also mistletoe and other small berries.
Forages singly or in pairs, often following mixed-species flocks in forest canopy.

[edit] Breeding

No information.

[edit] Movements

A resident species.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2004. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334696

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