Choco Tyrannulet Zimmerius albigularis
Choco Tyrannulet, Rio Silanche, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image Ecuador
November 2019

The Choco Tyrannulet is distributed in the extreme south-west of Colombia and in the west of Ecuador. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in a variety of wooded habitats and in gardens from sea-level to about 1,600 metres.

Choco Tyrannulet, Setimo Paraiso, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image Until recently this species was lumped with Golden-faced Tyrannulet Z. chrysops but was elevated to species status on the basis of vocal differences, some minor plumage differences and DNA evidence.

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