Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The primary vocalization (song?) of Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher is described as "a loud monosyllabled pip, often 8-10 in" a series (Hilty and Brown 1986); as "a series of sharp emphatic tsip notes ... series ... averaging 8-12 notes", similar to the homologous vocalization of Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum nigriceps) but in a longer series (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b); and as "an easily overlooked, insectlike high, accelerating chipping series: tchit… tchit… tchit tchit tchit tchit-tchit-tchit-tchit-tchit" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

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.