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Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus

Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic

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

Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus

Abra Patricia, Peru; 13 February 2010 © Ian Davies

Listed as Near Threatened due to its apparently small range, within which the species is known from relatively few specific localities, the Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant is confined to a few remote, isolated mountain ranges in extreme southern Ecuador and northern Peru. Fortunately, as a result of its inhabiting a relatively remote region, human impacts have to date been reasonably few. Seen well, this tody-tyrant is an attractive bird, with a bright tawny-colored breast, duller ear coverts, yellow belly, and olive-green wings and crown. Everywhere within this range it appears to be rare or uncommon, and it is restricted to the undergrowth of dense, mossy, usually low-stature montane forest, at altitudes of 1700–2200 m.

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:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Elfin forest
  • Foraging Strata:Understory/Midstory
  • Foraging Behavior:Sally
  • Diet:Terrestrial invertebrates
  • Sociality:Solitary/Pairs
  • Mating System:
  • Nest Form:Undescribed
  • Clutch: -
  • IUCN Status:Vulnerable