Chico's tyrannulet

Chico's tyrannulet (Zimmerius chicomendesi) is a species of passerine bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is endemic to the area of Rio Madeirinha in Brazil. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Chico's tyrannulet
Zimmerius chicomendesi - Chico's Tyrannulet.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Zimmerius
Z. chicomendesi
Binomial name
Zimmerius chicomendesi
Whitney, BM; Schunck; Rêgo; & Silveira, 2013
Zimmerius chicomendesi map.svg

Chico's tyrannulet was first described by the ornithologists Bret Whitney and colleagues in 2013 and given the binomial name Zimmerius chicomendesi[2] in honour of Chico Mendes. The new species has been recognised by the South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society[3] and by Frank Gill and David Donsker who maintain an online list of bird species on behalf of the International Ornithological Committee.[4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Zimmerius chicomendesi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ Whitney, B.M.; Schunck, F.; Rego, M.A.; Silveira, L.F. (2013). "A new species of Zimmerius tyrannulet from the upper Madeira-Tapajos interfluvium in central Amazonian Brazil: birds don't always occur where they "should"". In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World, Special Volume: New Species and Global Index. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. pp. 286–291. ISBN 978-84-96553-88-0.
  3. ^ "Proposal (698): Recognize Zimmerius chicomendesi Whitney et al. 2013 as a species". South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society. 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Tyrant flycatchers". World Bird List Version 7.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 9 January 2018.