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Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Western Andes, Colombia, May 2012
Zimmerius albigularis


~11 cm
Upperparts are olive, on wings accented by yellow edges on especially secondaries and coverts. Underside mostly pale grey with whitish throat, yellowish flanks and yellow undertail. Face has a black eye-line bordered below and especially above with yellow, where the supraloral continues around the front.


South-western Colombia (Nariño) and western Ecuador (south to south-western Guayas).


This is a monotypic species.[1]

Choco Tyrannulet has been split from Golden-faced Tyrannulet.[1][2][3]


Humid, wet, or cloud forests and adjacent clearings at low to mid elevation in mountains (near sea level to around 1500 m asl).


Feeds alone, in pairs, or with mixed species flocks. Often perching at conspicuous branches. Food includes smaller invertebrates, berries and fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. SACC proposal to split Choco Tyrannulet
  4. del Hoyo, J., N. Collar, and G. M. Kirwan (2020). Choco Tyrannulet (Zimmerius albigularis), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.chotyr1.01

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