Slender-footed Tyrannulet (Zimmerius gracilipes)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Acre, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu National Park, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (4.7 in). The Slender-footed Tyrannulet has a gray-olive mantle. The head is gray with a pale iris, black bill, and pale lores. The throat is whitish grading to an olive breast and yellowish rest of the underparts. The wing coverts and flight feathers are dusky edged with yellow creating a patterned wing. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of the forest in Amazonia. It is similar to the Red-billed Tyrannulet but is distinguished by having a blackish bill and by ranging at lower elevations. Also, see Gray-crowned Flycatcher.

Status: The Slender-footed Tyrannulet is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Moscareta de Pata Delgada.

Sub-species: Slender-footed Tyrannulet. (Zimmerius gracilipes gracilipes), (P. L. Sclater and Salvin), 1868.  SE Venezuela (S Bolívar, Amazonas), extreme E Colombia (Vichada S to Amazonas), NW Brazil (Amazonas), E Ecuador and NE Peru (Loreto).
(Zimmerius gracilipes gilvus), (J. T. Zimmer), 1941.  W & S Amazonian Brazil (Amazonas S to Rondônia and N Mato Grosso), C & SE Peru and N Bolivia (S to Cochabamba and N Santa Cruz).

Meaning of Name: Zimmerius: In honor of Dr. John Todd Zimmer (1889-1957) US ornithologist, taxonomist. gracilipes: L. gracilis= slender and pes, pedis= foot. gracilipes, gracilipedis= slender-footed.

See more of the Family Tyrannidae  peru aves

Distribution Map
slender-footed tyrannuletVoice


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.