Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus

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

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.

Audio needed
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

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.