Golden-faced Tyrannulet Zimmerius chrysops
Golden-faced Tyrannulet, Montezuma, Tatama, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Risaralda, Colombia
April 2012

The Golden-faced Tyrannulet is distributed in South America from northern Colombia and north-western Venezuela through the Andes to northern Peru with a disjunct population in north-east Venezuela. See the distribution map at NatureServe.

Golden-faced Tyrannulet, Otun-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image It is found in forest, forest borders, coffee plantations and gardens mainly between 500 and 2,000 metres. It feeds on insects but also small berries such as mistletoe as can be seen in photo 2. It often perches on the outside of bushes with its tail slightly cocked.
Golden-faced Tyrannulet, Otun-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
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