Black-throated Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus granadensis)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Alto Nieva, St Martin

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes of Colombia

Identification & Behavior: ~10.5 cm (4.1 in). The Black-throated Tody-Tyrant has olive-green upperparts and crown. The wings are plain. The loral area, forehead, and area around the eyes are white (caesius) or buffy (pyrrhops). The underparts are whitish with a distinctive black throat. The bill is black and the iris is brown. It forages in the sub-canopy and mid-story of humid montane forest. The black throat and pale or buffy in the loral area and face are diagnostic but see Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant.

Status: The Black-throated Tody-Tyrant is fairly common in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1800-3100 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tirano-Todi de Garganta Negra.

Sub-species: Black-throated Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus granadensis pyrrhops), (Cabanis), 1874.  SE Ecuador (E Loja) and Andes of Peru (Amazonas S to Cuzco).
(Hemitriccus granadensis caesius), (Carriker), 1932.  SE Peru (Puno) and W & WC Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).

Meaning of Name: Hemitriccus: Gr. hemi, hemisus= small, half and trikkos= unidentified small bird. granadensis: New Granada, a former republic of South America.

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Distribution Map
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    • 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.