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Red-billed Tyrannulet - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by kitefarrago
Manu NP, Madre de Dios, Peru, August 2017
Zimmerius cinereicapilla


11·5–12 cm (4½-4¾ in)


South America: found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


They are usually to be found in humid foothill and montane forest edges and clearings. Also observed in the canopy of disturbed secondary rain forests. At heights around 750–1350 m.



They forage alone or in pairs. Their main diet consists of insects, with the addition of some small fruits, such as mistletoe.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2017)
  4. BF Member observations

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