Painted Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum pictum

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Restricted to the Guianan Shield, from southeast Venezuela, through the Guianas and into northern Brazil, the Painted Tody-Flycatcher is a striking little bird, if seen well. The head is black, the underparts yellow with black spotting, the upperparts largely green with yellow wing edgings, while the species also has a white throat and lores, and striking yellow irides. It is best located by voice as the species prefers the canopy of tall humid forest and second growth, and has been found to at least 400 m. Because of its canopy-dwelling habits, which make it easily overlooked, little information has been published concerning the Painted Tody-Flycatcher’s ecology, although those aspects that are known appear similar to those of other tody-flycatchers. The nest is a pendent pouch-like structure sited high up, but unsurprisingly the eggs have yet to be described.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Painted Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum pictum), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: