Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)


Mishana Tyrannulet (Zimmerius villarejoi)


French: Tyranneau de Villarejo German: Mishana-Kleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito de Villarejo

Zimmerius villarejoi

Álvarez and Whitney

, 2001,

Allpahuayo-Mishana Reserve, south bank of River Nanay, 25 km WSW of Iquitos, Loreto, Peru


Apparently closest to Z. cinereicapilla. Monotypic.


N Peru (R Nanay drainage near Iquitos, in N Loreto, and lower R Mayo and middle R Huallaga, in San Martín).

Descriptive notes

10·5 cm; 6–7 g. Plumage is entirely greenish-olive above, paler green face, throat and upper breast contrasting only weakly with upperparts; wings dusky, wing-coverts... read more


Most commonly a closely spaced pair of thin, rising, whistled notes each 0·3 seconds in duration,... read more


White-sand forest consisting of stunted, scrub-like trees and shrubs with canopy 12–18 m (... read more

Food and feeding

Insects and, especially, small fruits; favours berries of mistletoe (Loranthaceae), seeds of which it regularly regurgitates and wipes on... read more


No information.


Resident; highly sedentary within, and faithful to, small territories.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Described as recently as 2001; uncommon. BirdLife reports that it has hitherto been found only at type locality of Allpahuayo-Mishana Reserved Zone, 25 km WSW of... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. & Christie, D.A. (2019). Mishana Tyrannulet (Zimmerius villarejoi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 13 December 2019).