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Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher
eBird range map for Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher is resident in the lowlands of central South America east of the Andes. Distribution in Peru of Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher. Solid circles: specimen records; open circles: sight records; dotted line: 1000 m contour (Schulenberg et al. 2006)Its distribution extends from eastern Colombia east, north of the Amazon River, to the west bank of the lower Rio Negro in north central Brazil. It also occurs south to central Bolivia and east, south of the Amazon, to eastern Pará and to northern Maranhão.

The elevational range of Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher extends up to 500 m in Colombia (Hilty and Brown 1986), to 600 m in Ecuador (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a), to 1000 m in Peru (Walker et al. 2006, Schulenberg et al. 2010), and to 1300 m (Macleod et al. 2005) in Bolivia (rarely up to 1900 m; Hennessey et al. 2003).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher occupies the canopy of humid lowland forest (both terra firme and varzea forests), tall second growth, and clearings with scattered tall trees (Hilty and Brown 1986, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2013). Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.