Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus latirostris)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu, Madre de Dios

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~10 cm (4 in). The Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher has a greenish mantle and gray crown. The wing coverts are dusky and margined with yellow-brown. The lores and area around the eye are rusty. The breast is olive and grades to gray towards the belly. The iris is dark. The bill is black. It forages in thick foliage in young second growth. It is similar to the Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher, but lacks the ochre sides of the head and throat, and ranges at lower elevations.

Status: The Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher is common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1000 m on the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Espatulilla de Frente Rojiza.

Sub-species: Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus latirostris caniceps), (Chapman), 1924.  S Colombia (W Caquetá) E to NW Brazil (E to Tefé) and S to E Ecuador and E Peru.
(Poecilotriccus latirostris mixtus), (J. T. Zimmer), 1940.  SE Peru (from N Puno) S to NW Bolivia (La Paz, Beni, Cochabamba).

Meaning of Name: Poecilotriccus: Gr. poikilos= variegated and trikkos= unidentified small bird. latirostris: L. latus= broad and rostris, rostrum= billed, beak.

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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.