Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Vulnerable

Red-billed Tyrannulet (Zimmerius cinereicapilla)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau à bec rouge German: Purpurschnabel-Kleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito piquirrojo
Taxonomy:

Phyllomyias cinereicapilla

Cabanis

, 1873,

Monterico, Ayacucho, Peru

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Locally in E Andean foothills in NC & SE Ecuador (W Napo, Zamora-Chinchipe), NC, C & SE Peru (Amazonas and San Martín S to Cuzco and Madre de Dios) and N Bolivia (La Paz).

Descriptive notes

11·5–12 cm; 11–13 g. Has short whitish supercilium, grey forehead, crown and lores, and dull olive upperparts; wings dusky, wing-coverts and proximal parts of... read more

Voice

Ascending series beginning and ending with more emphatic notes, including “wheet-wheet?” at end;... read more

Habitat

Humid montane and foothill forest, favouring edges and openings; 750–1350 m.

Food and feeding

Insects; also small fruits, including those of mistletoes (Loranthaceae). Forages alone or in pairs, occasionally but not habitually... read more

Breeding

Not documented.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Ecuador-Peru East Andes EBA and Peruvian and East Andean Foothills EBA. Rare to locally fairly common; often... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. & Christie, D.A. (2019). Red-billed Tyrannulet (Zimmerius cinereicapilla). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57208 on 21 February 2019).