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Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus ruficeps


The Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher is a small songbird of montane northwestern South America.  Found in overgrown clearings and edge habitat around humid forest from 1500 to 2500 meters in elevation, the species ranges from western Venezuela south to extreme northern Peru. This striking flycatcher is tiny with a rufous crown, olive back, blackish wings with two yellow wingbars and yellow tertial edges, a grayish-white collar, rusty face, and black auricular border.  Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher can be detected by its quiet, stuttering calls and is typically found independent of mixed foraging flocks.

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Recommended Citation

Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus ruficeps), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: