Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus rufigularis)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Plataforma, San Martin

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Plataforma, San Martin

Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (4.7 in). The Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant has greenish upperparts with a grayish crown. It has no wing bars. The sides of the head and throat are buffy. The breast is olive grading to whitish towards the belly. The iris is yellowish. The bill is bicolored with a black culmen and yellowish mandible. It forages in the midstory of humid montane forest. It is similar to the immature Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant but is distinguished by having buffy sides of the head and throat and whitish underparts.

Status: The Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant is uncommon to rare and local in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 750-1450 m. It also occurs in Ec and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tirano-Todi de Garganta Anteada.

Sub-species: Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus rufigularis), (Cabanis), 1873.

Meaning of Name: Hemitriccus: Gr. hemi, hemisus= small, half and trikkos= unidentified small bird. rufigularis: L. rufus= red, rufous and gula, gularis= throated, throat.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.