Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus plumbeiceps)

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

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~10 cm (4 in). The Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher has a greenish mantle and gray crown. The wing coverts are dusky with two yellowish wing bars. The sides of the head and throat are ochre with a gray ear patch. The rest of the underparts are grayish. The iris is dark. The bill is black. It forages in thick foliage and is often associated with stands of Chusquea Bamboo. It is similar to the Rusty-faced Tody-Flycatcher, which lacks the ochre sides of the head and throat, and ranges at lower elevations.

Status: The Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher is uncommon in montane forests of the southeast slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1600-2700 m. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Espatulilla de Cara Ocrácea.

Sub-species: Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus plumbeiceps), obscurum (J. T. Zimmer), 1940.

Meaning of Name: Poecilotriccus: Gr. poikilos= variegated and trikkos= unidentified small bird. plumbeiceps: L. plumbum, plumbeus= lead, plumbeous and ceps= headed, head.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.