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Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus

Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Guy M. Kirwan

Life History


Little information. Three stomachs examined by Krabbe and Sornoza (1994) contained "tiny insects" (n = 2) and "insects" (n = 1).


Very little information. One individual "foraged with quick sallies, gleaning prey from nearby foliage, about 1.5 to 2 m off the ground in forest undergrowth" (Fitzpatrick and O'Neill 1979). Similar behavior was reported by Whitney (cited in Collar et al. 1992) and by Ágreda et al. (2005).


Little information. One singing male at Chinapinza, Ecuador "appeared to defend a territory c. 15 m long (the length of htis isolated patch of habitat)" (Krabbe and Sornoza 1994). Ágreda et al. (2005) estimated that there were nine territories spaced along a 5.2 km stretch of trail at one site in Ecuador.

Sexual Behavior

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Social and interspecific behavior

Usually solitary or in pairs; occasionally associates with mixed species flocks of other insectivorous birds (Fitzpatrick and O'Neill 1979, Ágreda et al. 2005).


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Very little information. Nest and eggs undescribed. One juvenile reported in late August (Fitzpatrick and O'Neill 1979).

Populations and Demography

There is no information related to topics such as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation for Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant.. 

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Guy M. Kirwan. 2012. Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: