Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Guy M. Kirwan


Conservation Status

Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant has a very limited geographic range, within which it is known from only a few localities. Consequently its IUCN Red List status is assessed as Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2012).

The relative abundance of Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant is described as "rare to uncommon" in both Ecuador and in Peru (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Effects of human activity on populations

Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant, with its small range and patchy distribution, is vulnerable to habitat loss. The southern Cordillera Colán was experiencing "large-scale deforestation" in 1994 (Davies et al. 1997), and its small range in Ecuador is threatened by mining activities (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, Ágreda et al. 2005).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Guy M. Kirwan. 2012. Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.