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Spectacled Tyrannulet Zimmerius improbus

Andrew W. Jones
Version: 2.0 — Published November 30, 2018


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Distribution in the Americas

Spectacled Tyrannulet is found from 1500-2400 m in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of Colombia and the Serranía de Perijá of Colombia and Venezuela, and at slightly lower elevations from Norte de Santander in Colombia north to the Cordillera de Mérida in Venezeula. No seasonal movements have been described.

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Spectacled Tyrannulet occupies humid motane forest and forest borders, more open woods, and even clearings with scattered trees (Hilty and Brown 1986, Hilty 2003).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Spectacled Tyrannulet - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Spectacled Tyrannulet

Recommended Citation

Jones, A. W. (2018). Spectacled Tyrannulet (Zimmerius improbus), version 2.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.paltyr4.02