French: Tyranneau à face jaune German: Gelbstreif-Kleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito peruano
Tulumayo, Junín, Peru.
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. v. flavidifrons
(P. L. Sclater, 1860) – Loja Tyrannulet – SW Ecuador (SE Guayas S to W Loja) and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes, Piura).
Z. v. viridiflavus
(Tschudi, 1844) – Peruvian Tyrannulet – E Andes of C Peru (Huánuco, Junín, Ayacucho).
12 cm; 9–10 g. Has pale yellow loral bands meeting narrowly over bill, pale yellow broken eyering, bright olive auricular patch washed with buff; bright olive above,... read more
Rapid whistled phrase, “pee-diddle-wééo”, delivered many times in succession.
Humid montane forest and forest edge, occasionally in second growth; 1000–2500 m.
Food and feeding
Insects; probably also mistletoe (Loranthaceae) and other small berries. Forages singly or in pairs, often following mixed-species flocks... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Uncommon to fairly common. Fairly common in Cerros del Sira and Yanachaga-... read more
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