Choco tyrannulet

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Choco tyrannulet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Zimmerius
Species: Z. albigularis
Binomial name
Zimmerius albigularis
(Chapman, 1924)

Zimmerius chrysops albigularis

The Choco tyrannulet (Zimmerius albigularis) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers. It is found in forests in the Chocó of south-western Colombia and western Ecuador. Until recently, it was considered a subspecies of the golden-faced tyrannulet. Following the split, it has not been rated by BirdLife International, but despite being restricted to a region with extensive habitat destruction, it is generally fairly common, and therefore unlikely to be seriously threatened.


  • Rheindt, F. E., Norman, J. A., & Christidis, L. (2008). DNA evidence shows vocalizations to be better indicator of taxonomic limits than plumage patterns in Zimmerius tyrant-flycatchers. Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics 48(1): 150-156.