Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus orbitatus


Found from Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo south to northern Rio Grande do Sul, the Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant is endemic to southeast Brazil, where the species inhabits humid forest and taller second growth below 1000 m, although it is more generally restricted to elevations below 600 m. Within this range, the Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant is generally still reasonably common and easily detected, even with the city limits of large cities such as Rio de Janeiro, provided that its easily overlooked, somewhat insect-like vocalizations are learned. However, BirdLife International currently regards the species as being Near Threatened globally. Once seen, the prominent white eye-ring, loral stripe, and tertial markings are distinctive features for identification. The species’ nest has yet to be formally described.

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Recommended Citation

Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus orbitatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: