Golden-winged Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus calopterus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Putumayo, Colombia

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Napo, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Putumayo, Colombia

Identification & Behavior: ~9.5 cm (3.7 in). The Golden-winged Tody-Flycatcher has a greenish mantle, black head, and white throat. The wing coverts are bright yellow with a rufous shoulder patch. The underparts are bright yellow. The iris is dark. The bill is black. It forages in thick foliage at the understory of forest edges and second growth.  It is similar to the Black-backed Tody-Flycatcher, but their ranges do not overlap.

Status: The Golden-winged Tody-Flycatcher is uncommon in northern Amazonia in Loreto where it is known to range up to 600 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Espatulilla de Ala Dorada.

Sub-species: Golden-winged Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus calopterus), (P. L. Sclater), 1857.

Meaning of Name: Poecilotriccus: Gr. poikilos= variegated and trikkos= unidentified small bird. calopterus: Gr. kalos= beautiful and pteros, pteron= winged, wing.

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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.